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Repesentation Matters

With Laura McConnell

Join Laura as she interviews a range of well known guests from sports, the media, politics, the arts, the professions, and activism that all share disability in common.

Listen in to hear fascinating stories about guest’s lives, achievements and journeys so far, and hear about what representation of disabled voices means to them.

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Laura
McConnell

Laura is a writer, speaker, teacher and disability campaigner from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Starting off her education career in the Additional Support Needs service of a Local Authority, Laura then spent over a decade in mainstream working as a class teacher, Behaviour Support Teacher and Support for Learning Teacher before moving back to a primary school for children with Additional Support Needs at the start of 2021. Laura is Autistic, Dyslexic, has ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and PTSD. She is a passionate Neurodiversity advocate and campaigns for increased
representation of disabled voices, and access to rights in the health service, criminal justice sector, and education.

During the first lockdown of 2020, Laura started a support group for Autistic teachers which has grown rapidly to include teachers from across the UK and around the world. The group is private as many Autistic teachers do not feel they can “come out” to their colleagues and membership is open to all teachers identifying as Autistic. You can find out more information about the different campaigns Laura is involved in
and get details on how to join the Autistic Teachers’ Support Group on the website address below.

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