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Today’s question is “What can the rest of the world learn from the Scottish approach to ACEs?” and I’m in conversation with Laura McConnell.
Laura is a teacher who has worked for over a decade in Scottish mainstream primary schools, most recently in a Support for Learning capacity. As an adult, Laura was diagnosed as Autistic and ADHD. She is passionate about inclusion in education and advocates for the voices of Neurodivergent and disabled individuals to be heard when planning services that affect them.
In January 2018, Laura founded the Edinburgh ACEs Hub. This was part of the wider Scottish grassroots movement towards recognising the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma on the health outcomes in Scottish society. The group promotes partnership work, collaboration and the voice of those affected by ACEs and trauma to build capacity across education, healthcare and criminal justice.