Other Useful Organisations
This section contains links to other websites that you may find useful. Please note that you will leave the ENABLE Scotland website if you click on any of these links and that we cannot be held responsible for any information on other sites.
ASCS (Advice Service Capability Scotland)
A national disability advice and information service. ASCS provides free confidential advice and information on disability issues including advice on living with cerebral palsy.
UK charity for families with children who have any disability or rare disorder. It enables parents to get in contact with other families and provides a helpline, support groups and information.
A confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of its website, all counsellors have qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland has a network of branches offering support to people who have Down’s syndrome, parents, carers and professionals. It provides telephone advice, publications, events and workshops. Its Creative Breaks Fund
is open for applications from carers living with and caring for adults aged 18 - 65 with Downs Syndrome. Closing date for applications is end of May 2013.
Scottish advice service for additional support for learning (special educational needs). It provides independent advice and information, free publications, outreach for parents and professionals, and services for children and young people.
Help and advice on epilepsy including a confidential helpline, community support services and training.
The Family Fund champions an inclusive society where families with severely disabled children have choices and the opportunity to enjoy ordinary life.
FAIR is an Edinburgh based advice and information service for people who have learning disabilities, carers and professionals. It provides information on benefits, health, holidays, legal information, leisure activities and many other topics.
Kindred provides information, advocacy and emotional support to families of children and young people with additional needs in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.
LDA Learning provides a range of support material and newsheets on subjects such as ASD and dyslexia for teachers, parents and carers.
A growing resource of information on eye care and vision for people with learning disabilities. It has been developed as part of a collaboration between SeeAbility and RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)
Impartial, confidential advice and information to people with autism or Asperger syndrome and their families. You will also find a directory of autism services at www.info.autism.org.uk
Support for families of children and adults who have profound and multiple learning disabilities through practical help and advice, contact with other families, training and assistance in accessing community resources. It has local offices in Glasgow, Fife, Tayside, Grampian and South Lanarkshire.
Parenting Across Scotland (PAS) is a partnership of Scottish charities working together to provide a focus on issues affecting families in Scotland.
SCLD was set up to help agencies and people make the changes set out in The same as you?, the Scottish Executive's review of learning disability services. ENABLE Scotland is a partner organisation.
Services for people with autism and their families including care, education, and advice.
Provides day school and outreach services to children from across Scotland who have motor impairments caused by cerebral palsy or other neurological conditions.
Services for adults or children with communication support needs because of deafblindness, sensory impairment, learning or physical disabilities.
Promotes the development of appropriate, flexible, affordable and good quality short breaks (respite care) services and has a database of information on different services.
Special Olympics Great Britain
The country’s largest provider of a year-round sports training and competition programme for all people who have learning disabilities.
The website for professionals and other wanting information on childhood disability and Team Around the Child.
Therapy Directory lists therapists who are members of a recognised professional body or have confirmed their qualifications and insurance cover.
Work it Out contains materials and information to help people who have intellectual disabilities understand and tackle discrimination when looking for a job and at work.
Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. They help and give a voice to working parents and carers, whilst also helping employers create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone.
All born in
A blog created by a parent for families with children who have additional support needs.