Young Adult Leadership Council

Lauren Smart

Lauren Smart is working toward a Bachelor of Arts in political science at North Carolina State University. In her studies, Lauren focuses on public policy, civil rights, and American history. She has become deeply involved with educational advocacy and accessibility at local, state, and federal levels. She volunteers as an educational research assistant and policy advocate at the North Carolina Justice Center (NCJC). After college, Lauren plans to attend law school. As an individual with ADHD, she hopes that her work will aid in the destigmatization of learning disabilities and attention disorders. Lauren is excited to further her work in the disability rights movement alongside NCLD. In her free time, she enjoys writing, cooking, hiking, and theater.

From the policy blog

IT with LD

Written by Aidan Satterwhite, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 2 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was very young. Too young to remember, in fact. Many know that life with a learning disability can be quite challenging, but those challenges have also taught me courage, humility, and perseverance.

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