Lauren has a number of years experience of  working with neurodivergent adults and children as well as additional needs.   Over the past decade she has worked in a school specifically for young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, starting as a Teaching Assistant and then working as the Intervention Co-Ordinator for the secondary department. Lauren also worked in a specialist autism college as a Learning and Behaviour Specialist, moving up to become a Learning Support Co-Ordinator. She studied History at undergraduate level and has more recently graduated with a Masters in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in July 2018.