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.

Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020

Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020 - Nominations are now open!


Nominations for the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020 are open!

This year there are 8 categories covering everything from 'Creative Innovation' to 'Living your Best Life' - so it's time to get nominating! Nominations close on Monday 3rd February 2020.


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Join the SCLD team!


We have an exciting opportunity for a person with a disability who is interested in gaining experience in evidence and policy.

The opportunity is part of the 'We Can Work' Inclusion Scotland Internship Programme. 

The closing date is 10:00am on Monday 10th February.

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Scottish Learning Disability Week 


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Scottish Learning Disability Week 2020 will take place between Monday 18th - Sunday 24th May.

The Scottish Learning Disability Week theme is 'My Environment - My place, my planet'.

Follow the hashtag #LDWeekScot2020 for all the latest!


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Kyle Garden was the winner in our Skills & Learning category at the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2019. This is his story - bit.ly/2S2lL3s


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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 came to Glasgow in 2019!


IASSIDD 2019

The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) took place in Glasgow this summer from August 6 - 9.

Over 1,500 delegates attended over the 4 day Congress. You can find out more about IASSIDD here.

You can also watch the promotional video and follow #FUTURE4ALL on social media channels to find out what happened during the Congress.

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Learning Disability Week 2018

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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