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Parents can sometimes find it difficult to support their children with career and learning decisions, there is so much to think about and a lot of big decisions have to be taken. Sometimes parents are unaware of the resources available to them. In response, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has developed a new website: My World of Work for Parents, to help parents access the resoruces and information they need to support their child on their journey from school through to employment...

Our partners at PAMIS founded the national campaign that led to the Changing Places Consortium being formed. Over 170 organisations and agencies across the UK are supporting the Consortium's 'Changing Places' campaign, to offer fully accessible toilet facilities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. The 100th Changing Places Toilet in Scotland was opened at Murrayfield Stadium...

A new report called 'The National Confidential Forum: Estimating the number of people with learning disabilities places in institutional care as children, 1930 - 2005' has been published by SCLD. This research was commissioned by the Scottish Government to support the inclusion of people with learning disabilities in the National Confidential Forum. This report presents the findings of research into the development and use of Scottish learning disability hospitals...

Picture of a group of peopleThe 3rd December 2014 was 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities' and people all over the world got together to celebrate. It has been observed every year by the United Nations (UN) Enable since 1992, and promotes disability rights and support for people with disabilities through meetings and campaigns. The theme of this year's event is 'The promise of technology'. We're supporting this theme with a new course called...

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...

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