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SCLD facilitators Susan Forrest and Lindsay Kinloch spent a very positive two days with Crossreach Learning Disabilities Service where they helped a group of the people they support to present with confidence. The group developed a range of new skills such as managing their audience, developing and delivering a presentation and dealing with challenging questions. Sessions were also held on equality and diversity, which generated a lot of discussion, and everyone put...

The latest SCLD training course catalogue is available now.  In it you will find full details, dates and costs for all our upcoming training opportunities, plus lots of information about our new courses.

You can download the Training Course Catalogue here...

One of our employment champions, Sandy Stark, was invited to the Equal Opportunities Committee at the Parliament on Thursday 6th November. Sandy spoke about the barriers young people with additional needs face moving on to employment, or even getting the support to think about a job. He also spoke about the support he has received and how he would like to see it become part of what is offered when you leave school. 

You can...

The Learning Disability Statistics Scotland (LDSS) Data Visualisation Report 2013 is now available. This report complements the full statistics release, presenting some of the information we collected in data visualisations. This report is designed to engage readers through eye-catching high quality graphics and communicate interesting messages from the statistics...

Enquire is a Scottish advice service for Additional Support for Learning. They advise parents and carers of children and young people with additional support needs, including those with learning difficulties. They've just launched a new map of services for parents and carers. The development of the map was one of 21 recommendations from the strategic review of learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs. 

The map features...

Scottish Disability Equality Forum and Independent Living for Scotland are currently undertaking a National Survey called ‘Your Say on Disability’.

‘Your Say on Disability’ is a survey which has been developed to inform the UN Committee report on what disabled people and those with long-term conditions feel about what is happening in Scotland relating to disability, independent living and other disability related issues.

The link can be found here...

Have your say!

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SCLD and our member organisations recently responded to the Scottish Government's 'National Care Standards Review' public consultation, which asked questions about how the existing set of standards could be changed. You can read our full response by clicking on the link below:

SCLD Response: National Care Standards Consultation

Learn more about the National Care Standards

Visit the 'Resources' section of the National Care Standards...

The latest edition of SCLD News In focus... is out now.  In this edition we are focusing on the work of our Learning and Development team.

You can download the newsletter here...

Well done to Declan Walker, Brogan Walker and Megan Currie for successfully completing the Great Scottish Run 10k yesterday to raise awareness and funds for Autism and Aspergers. They have very kindly offered to donate the money they raised to SCLD. This money will contribute towards the cost of the upcoming 'Autism: Getting It Right For Everyone' conference where Declan and Brogan's younger sister Katie will be on our expert panel and delivering a keynote speech.

Their money will also help with the ongoing autism work we will be doing following the conference. Thank you...

Friends Connect is Down's Syndrome Scotland's new project for young people (16+) and adults with Down's Syndrome. 

The project aims to increase:

  • social and independence skills
  • confidence
  • self esteem
  • knowledge and involvement in social and community activities
  • opportunities in the community

For more information on the project, click...


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