Special education expert and chair of the Government Committee on the Rights of the Child. Klára Laurenčíková is an expert guarantor of the children’s mental health agenda at the Ministry of Healthcare. She lectures externally at the Department of Special Education at Charles University, is the founder and chairwoman of the Czech Professional Society for Inclusive Education and co-founder of the Dobrý start initiative, which aims to assist with placing young children from institutions in families. In 2016, she was named an Ashoka Fellow as an advocate for systemic change in the field of inclusive education, thus becoming a part of a global network of social entrepreneurs and innovators. Klára Laurenčíková received an award from the Olga Havel Foundation in 2019 for her work promoting quality and openness in education systems and transforming the system of care for children at risk.
Klára Šimáčková Laurenčíková
Special education expert