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The power of the Early Positive Approaches to Support (E-PAtS) programme

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Sophie Pilgrim is Director of Kindred, a voluntary organisation that each year supports over 700 families of children and young people with complex needs. In a guest blog she shares her experience of the Early Positive Approaches to Support (E-PAtS) programme…  From the moment I heard about E-PAtS from the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities, I felt that …

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What does inclusive Early Years care look like? A parent’s view

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Following on from the publication of our Early Years report during Scottish Learning Disability Week, SCLD asked Jacqueline, a parent of a young child with a learning disability, to share her own experience of accessing Early Years education and childcare…  “When you have your first child who meets and exceeds all their milestones, it comes as a huge shock when …

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SCLD launches Early Years report

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The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has today launched our report into early learning provision for children with learning disabilities, Building Blocks: Exploring the barriers and facilitators to Early Learning and childcare for children with learning disabilities in Scotland. The report is being launched as part of Scottish Learning Disability Week 2022, the them of which is …