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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Charlie McMillan welcomed as new SCLD Chief Executive

We are delighted to announce that Charlie McMillan has come into post as Chief Executive Officer at SCLD.

Charlie joins SCLD at an exciting time, following the recent launch of the updated The Keys to life strategy Implementation Framework.

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Learning Disability Week 2019

Monday 13th - Sunday 19th May

The theme for Learning Disability Week 2019 is 'Community: Active, Connected, Included'.

You can read more about how you can get involved, download logos and resources from our 'Get Involved' packs and share your plans for the week with us.

Have you met Uno the Unicorn, our Learning Disability Week mascot? Click below to find out more and follow the hashtag #LDWeek2019 for all the latest!

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Scotland's Learning Disability Survey Launched

'How's Life?' Scotland's national Learning Disability Survey was launched during Learning Disability Week, on Thursday 16th May.

The survey was launched at a 'Communi-Tea Party', hosted by SCLD for survey partners and people with learning disabilities who have been involved in developing the survey.

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Social Media

Thank-you for a brilliant Learning Disability Week! It's been great to recognise the importance of people with learning disabilities in their communities and to see all of your Communi-Teas taking place all over Scotland! Now to start planning for next year... 🤔#LDWeek2019…

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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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IASSIDD 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 this summer from August 6 - 9. 

The Congress has received over 1,000 abstracts in the call for submission. Find out more about IASSIDD and how you can get involved here

You can also watch the promotional video and follow #FUTURE4ALL on social media channels to keep up to date with all the latest. 


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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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