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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Check out the latest @IASSIDD e-newsletter to find out about how to submit an abstract for IASSIDD 2019 and more exciting news about next year's congress... Abstract & Symposium submission is NOW OPEN! bit.ly/2CPJjDt #FUTURE4ALL


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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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Our monthly eFocus provides an overview of the latest research, resources, events and news all about learning disability in Scotland. 

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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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Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018


The Social Security (Scotland) Act requires the Scottish Government to make advocacy support available to those people with a disability who need an advocate to help with the Scottish social security system. If you are interested in working with the Scottish Government to help develop advocacy standards for this support, please complete the meeting request form. You can also download a easier to read version of this announcement and an easier to read meeting request form.


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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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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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