Lauren is a full-time, second year graduate student and assistant at Towson University, majoring in Autism Studies and Clinician-Administrator Transitioning, where she is set to graduate in May of 2020. Lauren also became an alumni of Towson University in May of 2018, majoring in Special Education and Disability Studies. She currently works in Post-Secondary Services at Kennedy Krieger Institute as an Employment Training Specialist working with adults with disabilities and is also involved at the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism.
Lauren’s personal experience with her adult brother with Autism, has led to her commitment of serving individuals with disabilities. Her personal experience led to her role in advocacy and awareness in the community. She presents Disability Awareness Workshops and ‘Spread the Word, to End the Word’ campaigns at local schools. Lauren’s passion for working with individuals with disabilities is seen through her involvement within the community and dedication to the success of each individual. She continues to spread the same message across all platforms that there is the vast ability to create endless opportunities for everyone and with a step in the right direction towards acceptance of a more neurodiverse community, anything is possible!
Lauren’s long-term career goal involves completing her Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) and opening a large therapy clinic including herself, a physical therapist, and a speech-language pathologist with an Autism outreach and advocacy network next door that seeks the active participation of siblings of individuals with disabilities.