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News: Government releases first statistics on Child Disability Payment

... Magazine / News: More than £3 million in Disability benefits for Scottish children Posted 18 May, 2022 by Nina Joynson accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish...

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25 Calls response: Do we live in a world where children need to defend their rights?

...think if we promote equality for children and young people regardless of gender, sexuality, race, Disability, status, wealth, appearance… And children who stand up for their dignity, or that of others, are scoffed at as 'snowflakes'. Is this our...


Sea change or same old?

...light on the realities of all young people’s lives. Prejudice and discrimination With levels of Disability hate crime remaining seriously underreported and young female journalists hounded off social media by trolls, it’s not a time for...


25 Calls response: Fixing urgent problems in the short term matters. But it isn’t enough for future generations

...generations 12 Dec 2018 Chris Creegan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, responds to Call 9 of our 25 Calls campaign.  Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, healthy lives We...


The engagement model: looking differently at learners with complex needs

...in activities. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


“We made politicians sit up and listen”

...Scotland is a charity working for an equal society for every person who has a learning Disability. We were founded in 1954 by 10 parents of children who had  learning disabilities. They knew that their children should have the same...


About membership

...people with learning disabilities' - Kenneth Fleming, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability 'Membership is so valuable to us as an organisation. We know we are part of a wider community of people working to make a difference...


"When their stories find expression, our whole society is enriched"

...Scottish Charity Awards and our Digital Orchestra flew to Singapore to perform at the True Colours Disability Arts Festival for an audience of over 10,000. Last year also marked our 20th anniversary, which we commemorated with a whole host of...


Music therapy for children with autism and related conditions

...conference and the Annual National Conference for Specialist Psychiatric Registrars in Learning Disability. She has recently contributed a chapter to the newly published book: Ludwig, A. (ed) (2019) Music Therapy in Children and Young...


Apply now to be one of our young board members

...of backgrounds, experiences and identities. This includes, but is not limited to: care experience Disability (physical or learning) LGBTQIA+ minority ethnic backgrounds Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns about your...


Music therapy for children with autism and related conditions

...conference and the Annual National Conference for Specialist Psychiatric Registrars in Learning Disability. Gráinne Foster MPhil, MSc (Nordoff Robbins), BA (Mod) Hons, LRIAM Gráinne works as a music therapist for Nordoff Robbins Scotland from...


Building a generation of equal citizens

... Building a generation of equal citizens The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is using Learning Disability Week as an opportunity to shine the spotlight on the importance of community. Libby Clement tells us more about their...


Music therapy for children with autism and related conditions

...conference and the Annual National Conference for Specialist Psychiatric Registrars in Learning Disability. Gráinne Foster MPhil, MSc (Nordoff Robbins), BA (Mod) Hons, LRIAM Gráinne works as a music therapist for Nordoff Robbins Scotland from...


The benefits of context learning for learners with autism

...learning. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years' experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years, Lindsay...


How can we support young carers in education settings?

...who provide care at home. Then there are those who are caring for a parent with an illness or Disability or addiction issue. Through our network of support services, we know that there are some excellent examples of work being done in schools...


The engagement model: supporting and motivating hard to reach learners

...plan. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years' experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


Developing an Outcomes Model for Disabled Children and Young People in Scotland (2012-2013)

...people, and particularly for children and young people in the diverse and challenging context of Disability. For more information contact Amy Woodhouse, Head of Policy, Projects and Participation,...


Lindsay Graham

...Lindsay Graham Lindsay Graham has more than 15 years’ experience in the field of learning Disability, and has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. For the last 10 years she has been working in...

Graham

New resources for inclusive education

...include final summaries of projects which looked at early school leaving for young people with a Disability, inclusive early years practices, and raising the achievement of all learners. They include input from Scottish-based schools and...


The engagement model: looking differently at learners with complex needs

...in activities Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


Growing up: discussing puberty and change with children with learning disabilities

...this event This practical training workshop will help you understand how having a learning Disability and/or autism affects the way young people learn about sex and relationships. We will explore sexual rights and stigmas related to people...


The significance of sensory input in enhancing learning

...of activity. Facilitator Bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


Supporting learners with autism in non-education settings

...to learn. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


The benefits of context learning for learners with autism

...learning. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years' experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

...explore your understanding of gender and autism. You will delve into the history of sexuality and Disability, as well as improve your knowledge on the difference between sex, gender, gender expression and attraction. The session will help you to...


Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches

...on the home page and click ‘Accessibility’. Approximately one billion people globally have a Disability and can face barriers when visiting inaccessible websites that prevent them from taking an active part in life. In the UK, website...

accessibility Disability discrimination equality UNCRC

Mag online current articles landing page

...on the Life in Scotland 2022 report Click here to read First figures on new Disability benefit News: A new Disability benefit has awarded more than £3 million to 3,000 children in its first eight months Click...


Girls and autism: a hidden minority?
ASL ASN Autism

Access All Arts Fund (March 2021 - March 2022)

...New Routes programme to support more children and young people with additional support needs or a Disability to apply for arts-related funding to explore their creative passions. The fund was open between 11 August - 13 September 2021 and received...


“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”

...parliament better reflects the diversity of the Scottish population, in terms of race, gender and Disability, gives me hope that the decisions it makes will be more grounded in an understanding of the complexity and intersectionality of people’s...

Magazine

To do better for autistic children, we must close the accountability gap

...calling for the world’s first commissioner for autistic people and people with a learning Disability.   The aim, as we see it, would be to bring accountability to the system, amplify the voices of our communities and promote good...


News: Forum for young people with sight loss relaunches

...while I sat there struggling. "I think a surprising thing is how differently you address your Disability in the class with teachers, and outside with friends. "Discovering how to feel comfortable in asking for what you need vision-wise, while...

accessibility sight loss SYP young people

News: Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced

...to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced Posted 13 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Disability equality transitions The proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has won enough support...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

News: Report highlights success of family support programme

...Nurse Partnership: 10 year analysis   Related content More than £3 million in Disability payments for Scottish children May 18, 2022 Councils urged to keep Additional Support Needs on the agenda  May 10, 2022 Accelerate...

Health parenting

Building transitions plans into Scots law

...Institute research “the most recent data shows that of the 23,584 adults with a learning Disability known to Scottish local authorities, only 4.1% were known to be in employment. These figures are backed up by very similar data collected...


New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...established specifically to support children and young people with an additional support need or Disability, a community who have experienced significant challenges during the pandemic. Children in Scotland recruited four children and young...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

A time to learn, look beyond – and show common cause

...impact is exacerbated depending on different personal characteristics; for instance, gender, age, Disability status, ethnicity, religion and where the child lives. Save the Children and the Children and War Foundation have some good insights into...

Children's rights conflict crisis environment global humanitarian refugees Ukraine war world worldwide

Live Music & Mental Health Workshop, Emerging Minds (2021)

...and performance type, and how experiences vary based on age and protected characteristics, such as Disability, sexuality or race. Through the project’s research we wanted to identify how barriers such as poverty and other forms of disadvantage...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...and performance type, and how experiences vary based on age and protected characteristics, such as Disability, sexuality or race. We want to identify how barriers such as poverty and other forms of disadvantage can be overcome. “Much work has...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Growing up: discussing puberty and managing change with children with learning disabilities

...practical training workshop will help you understand how having a mild to moderate learning Disability and/or autism affects the way young people learn about sex and relationships. We will explore sexual rights and stigmas related to people...


"We want to kick-start a movement for change"

...syndrome tell us need serious attention. Enabling employment Only 4.2% of adults with a learning Disability in Scotland are in paid employment, compared with 74% of the general population. We want to address some of the barriers to employment for...


25 Calls response: Young people understand how being physically active can improve mental health. Let's learn from them

...people about it too.” – Wellbeing Ambassador Mental health represents the highest level of Disability in the UK, with half of all mental health problems in adulthood beginning before the age of 14 and three quarters before the age of 25. We...


"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"

...family could be affected by poverty at some stage in their life, perhaps because of ill-health, Disability, an accident or sudden onset of a disabling condition. All of these things could plunge a family from being in relative affluence into...


Inclusion Ambassadors film to get London screening

...needs associated with different disabilities. It has been selected to be screened at the Together! Disability Film Festival. The festival, now in its eighth year, is committed to showing films by deaf or disabled filmmakers and those with a strong...


The engagement model: looking differently at learners with complex needs

...in activities. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"

...publicly, in equivalence to attainment and exam results. The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability is one great example of  leadership in this area, celebrating annual learning Disability awards. Review roles and remits of support...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

"STEM isn't just a set of subjects for the classroom – it shapes many aspects of our lives"

...care about and how you want to help people... Do you want to make life easier for people with a Disability, help protect the environment, tackle the issues of hunger and poverty, or find new clean energy sources that communities can use? Think...


Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

...explore your understanding of gender and autism. You will delve into the history of sexuality and Disability, as well as improve your knowledge on the difference between sex, gender, gender expression and attraction.  The session will help you to...


The benefits of context learning for learners with autism

...learning. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years' experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


Issue 191 Children in Scotland Magazine


The engagement model: looking differently at learners with complex needs

Start date: 24/10/2019 09:30

...in activities. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


Music therapy for children with autism and related conditions

Start date: 07/10/2019 10:00

...conference and the Annual National Conference for Specialist Psychiatric Registrars in Learning Disability. She has recently contributed a chapter to the newly published book: Ludwig, A. (ed) (2019) Music Therapy in Children and Young...


Music therapy for children with autism and related conditions

Start date: 16/11/2018 09:30

...conference and the Annual National Conference for Specialist Psychiatric Registrars in Learning Disability. Gráinne Foster MPhil, MSc (Nordoff Robbins), BA (Mod) Hons, LRIAM Gráinne works as a music therapist for Nordoff Robbins Scotland from...


Music therapy for children with autism and related conditions

Start date: 26/02/2019 09:30

...conference and the Annual National Conference for Specialist Psychiatric Registrars in Learning Disability. Gráinne Foster MPhil, MSc (Nordoff Robbins), BA (Mod) Hons, LRIAM Gráinne works as a music therapist for Nordoff Robbins Scotland from...


The benefits of context learning for learners with autism

Start date: 06/03/2018 09:30

...learning. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years' experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years, Lindsay...


The engagement model: supporting and motivating hard to reach learners

Start date: 20/11/2017 09:30

...plan. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years' experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


The engagement model: looking differently at learners with complex needs

Start date: 05/02/2019 09:30

...in activities Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


Growing up: discussing puberty and change with children with learning disabilities

Start date: 21/05/2019 09:30

...this event This practical training workshop will help you understand how having a learning Disability and/or autism affects the way young people learn about sex and relationships. We will explore sexual rights and stigmas related to people...


The significance of sensory input in enhancing learning

Start date: 24/06/2019 09:30

...of activity. Facilitator Bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


Supporting learners with autism in non-education settings

Start date: 08/05/2019 09:30

...to learn. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


The benefits of context learning for learners with autism

Start date: 23/01/2019 09:30

...learning. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years' experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

Start date: 05/02/2020 09:30

...explore your understanding of gender and autism. You will delve into the history of sexuality and Disability, as well as improve your knowledge on the difference between sex, gender, gender expression and attraction. The session will help you to...


Growing up: discussing puberty and managing change with children with learning disabilities

Start date: 06/05/2020 09:30

...practical training workshop will help you understand how having a mild to moderate learning Disability and/or autism affects the way young people learn about sex and relationships. We will explore sexual rights and stigmas related to people...


The engagement model: looking differently at learners with complex needs

Start date: 25/09/2020 09:30

...in activities. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...


Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

Start date: 25/02/2021 09:30

...explore your understanding of gender and autism. You will delve into the history of sexuality and Disability, as well as improve your knowledge on the difference between sex, gender, gender expression and attraction.  The session will help you to...


The benefits of context learning for learners with autism

Start date: 25/01/2021 09:30

...learning. Facilitator bio Lindsay Graham has over 15 years' experience of working in learning Disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has...



25 Calls response: Do we live in a world where children need to defend their rights?

...think if we promote equality for children and young people regardless of gender, sexuality, race, Disability, status, wealth, appearance… And children who stand up for their dignity, or that of others, are scoffed at as 'snowflakes'. Is this our...


25 Calls response: Fixing urgent problems in the short term matters. But it isn’t enough for future generations

...generations 12 Dec 2018 Chris Creegan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, responds to Call 9 of our 25 Calls campaign.  Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, healthy lives We...


Apply now to be one of our young board members

...of backgrounds, experiences and identities. This includes, but is not limited to: care experience Disability (physical or learning) LGBTQIA+ minority ethnic backgrounds Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns about your...


How can we support young carers in education settings?

...who provide care at home. Then there are those who are caring for a parent with an illness or Disability or addiction issue. Through our network of support services, we know that there are some excellent examples of work being done in schools...


New resources for inclusive education

...include final summaries of projects which looked at early school leaving for young people with a Disability, inclusive early years practices, and raising the achievement of all learners. They include input from Scottish-based schools and...


Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches

...on the home page and click ‘Accessibility’. Approximately one billion people globally have a Disability and can face barriers when visiting inaccessible websites that prevent them from taking an active part in life. In the UK, website...

accessibility Disability discrimination equality UNCRC

To do better for autistic children, we must close the accountability gap

...calling for the world’s first commissioner for autistic people and people with a learning Disability.   The aim, as we see it, would be to bring accountability to the system, amplify the voices of our communities and promote good...


Building transitions plans into Scots law

...Institute research “the most recent data shows that of the 23,584 adults with a learning Disability known to Scottish local authorities, only 4.1% were known to be in employment. These figures are backed up by very similar data collected...


New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...established specifically to support children and young people with an additional support need or Disability, a community who have experienced significant challenges during the pandemic. Children in Scotland recruited four children and young...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

A time to learn, look beyond – and show common cause

...impact is exacerbated depending on different personal characteristics; for instance, gender, age, Disability status, ethnicity, religion and where the child lives. Save the Children and the Children and War Foundation have some good insights into...

Children's rights conflict crisis environment global humanitarian refugees Ukraine war world worldwide

New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...and performance type, and how experiences vary based on age and protected characteristics, such as Disability, sexuality or race. We want to identify how barriers such as poverty and other forms of disadvantage can be overcome. “Much work has...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

25 Calls response: Young people understand how being physically active can improve mental health. Let's learn from them

...people about it too.” – Wellbeing Ambassador Mental health represents the highest level of Disability in the UK, with half of all mental health problems in adulthood beginning before the age of 14 and three quarters before the age of 25. We...


Inclusion Ambassadors film to get London screening

...needs associated with different disabilities. It has been selected to be screened at the Together! Disability Film Festival. The festival, now in its eighth year, is committed to showing films by deaf or disabled filmmakers and those with a strong...


"STEM isn't just a set of subjects for the classroom – it shapes many aspects of our lives"

...care about and how you want to help people... Do you want to make life easier for people with a Disability, help protect the environment, tackle the issues of hunger and poverty, or find new clean energy sources that communities can use? Think...



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Mag online current articles landing page

...on the Life in Scotland 2022 report Click here to read First figures on new Disability benefit News: A new Disability benefit has awarded more than £3 million to 3,000 children in its first eight months Click...



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News: Government releases first statistics on Child Disability Payment
post

... Magazine / News: More than £3 million in Disability benefits for Scottish children Posted 18 May, 2022 by Nina Joynson accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

Sea change or same old?
post

...light on the realities of all young people’s lives. Prejudice and discrimination With levels of Disability hate crime remaining seriously underreported and young female journalists hounded off social media by trolls, it’s not a time for...


“We made politicians sit up and listen”
post

...Scotland is a charity working for an equal society for every person who has a learning Disability. We were founded in 1954 by 10 parents of children who had  learning disabilities. They knew that their children should have the same...


About membership
post

...people with learning disabilities' - Kenneth Fleming, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability 'Membership is so valuable to us as an organisation. We know we are part of a wider community of people working to make a difference...


"When their stories find expression, our whole society is enriched"
post

...Scottish Charity Awards and our Digital Orchestra flew to Singapore to perform at the True Colours Disability Arts Festival for an audience of over 10,000. Last year also marked our 20th anniversary, which we commemorated with a whole host of...


Building a generation of equal citizens
post

... Building a generation of equal citizens The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is using Learning Disability Week as an opportunity to shine the spotlight on the importance of community. Libby Clement tells us more about their...


Lindsay Graham
post

...Lindsay Graham Lindsay Graham has more than 15 years’ experience in the field of learning Disability, and has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. For the last 10 years she has been working in...

Graham

Girls and autism: a hidden minority?
postASL ASN Autism

“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”
post

...parliament better reflects the diversity of the Scottish population, in terms of race, gender and Disability, gives me hope that the decisions it makes will be more grounded in an understanding of the complexity and intersectionality of people’s...

Magazine

News: Forum for young people with sight loss relaunches
post

...while I sat there struggling. "I think a surprising thing is how differently you address your Disability in the class with teachers, and outside with friends. "Discovering how to feel comfortable in asking for what you need vision-wise, while...

accessibility sight loss SYP young people

News: Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced
post

...to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced Posted 13 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Disability equality transitions The proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has won enough support...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

News: Report highlights success of family support programme
post

...Nurse Partnership: 10 year analysis   Related content More than £3 million in Disability payments for Scottish children May 18, 2022 Councils urged to keep Additional Support Needs on the agenda  May 10, 2022 Accelerate...

Health parenting

"We want to kick-start a movement for change"
post

...syndrome tell us need serious attention. Enabling employment Only 4.2% of adults with a learning Disability in Scotland are in paid employment, compared with 74% of the general population. We want to address some of the barriers to employment for...


"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"
post

...family could be affected by poverty at some stage in their life, perhaps because of ill-health, Disability, an accident or sudden onset of a disabling condition. All of these things could plunge a family from being in relative affluence into...


"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"
post

...publicly, in equivalence to attainment and exam results. The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability is one great example of  leadership in this area, celebrating annual learning Disability awards. Review roles and remits of support...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education