The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is the lead strategic partner to the Scottish Government in the delivery of learning disability strategy and policy.

We are an intermediary organisation for the learning disability sector in Scotland, and we are committed to finding new and better ways to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

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Asset-based Approaches

SCLD is currently running a guest blog series which follows asset-based approaches to developing learning disability strategy locally across Scotland.

So far we've had Alan Roberts from Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and Jenny Rae from Aberdeen City HSCP, who have each written about their own experiences...

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Learning Disability Week 2019

We are delighted to launch Learning Disability Week 2019! This year's theme is Community: Active, Connected, Included.

You can read more about how you can get involved, order a Get Involved Pack and download logos and social media posts on our webpage now.

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Healthy Eating Healthy Living Pack

The Healthy Eating Healthy Living Pack has been updated! It includes lots of fun activities, such as quizzes, shopping lists and easy read recipes to help you to eat and live more healthily.

You can download the pack section by section, or all in one go.

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Policy Issues

We work across a range of policy issues, such as Employability, Parenting, Housing and Advocacy. You can find out more about what we do and view our publications on our Policy Issues page.

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IAISSIDD is coming to Glasgow in 2019!

The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) is coming to Glasgow next summer from August 6 - 9. 

The Congress is now open for the submission of abstracts. You can submit an abstract by visiting the IAISSIDD website here

To find out more about the Congress watch the promotional video and follow #FUTURE4ALL on social media channels. 


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Scottish Learning Disability Awards

The Scottish Learning Disability Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them. 

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Taking an Asset Based Approach:
Blog Series

Introducing SCLD's new blog series! We are inviting guest bloggers from across Scotland to share their experiences of using asset based approaches to developing learning disability strategy locally. Read the latest blog below.
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