• Autism & Lockdown

    Date: June 17, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Families

    March 2020. We were like most out there, a normal family: hubby was working, James was at college & I had my volunteering. Weather was decent for that time of year too. COVID-19 was on the news more and more, flights were being cancelled and restrictions were beginning to take…

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  • Loneliness Awareness Week

    Date: June 16, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Membership

    As this week is Loneliness Awareness Week, I have been thinking about how loneliness can affect peoples lives. During the first lockdown I felt lonely, anxious and a whole bunch of other feelings. It was really hard not to see friends and family when I was feeling that way. I…

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  • Schooling

    Date: June 16, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Families

    When it came to school, Patrick was lucky enough to get a place at an ASN nursery in Cumbernauld, so the process of schooling was much smoother. We had a choice of two schools – one was a Unit attached to a mainstream school and the other was an ASN…

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  • My Mental Health

    Date: June 15, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Membership

    My name is Heather. I had anxiety issues since the start of lockdown back in March 2020, when my main job at Glasgow Kings and Theatre Royal was forced to close due to this pandemic, since theatres were one of the first places that took a hit. My anxiety started…

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  • Looking back on #BeTheChange

    Date: June 14, 2021- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    My name is Lucy McKee. I am the chair of ENABLE Scotland’s ACE Youth and have recently just got a job as an ACE Youth Membership Ambassador within ENABLE Scotland’s Charitable Services. I have been looking back at my time during ENABLE Scotland’s #BeTheChange campaign which brings back so many…

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  • Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2021

    Date: June 10, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Membership

    In early 2020, ENABLE Scotland was approached by Jo’s Trust (a cervical cancer awareness charity)  to see if we would be interested in helping them make some accessible, easy read information about cervical screening / smear tests for women who have a learning disability. I was part of the group…

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  • James’ Journey Through School

    Date: June 9, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Families

    Hi I’m Ann, Our Son James is almost 18 years old and has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Nearly 10 years after an agonising 18 months to get the diagnosis, this is my journey. Back in 2012, I was a stay at home Mum with no intention of going back to…

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  • Volunteering at Scottish Council

    Date: June 4, 2021- Category: Blog - ENABLE Scotland

    Hi, my name is Ivan Cohen, and I am the Convenor of ENABLE Scotland’s Scottish Council. Scottish Council is made up of volunteers who give up their time to be Committee Members for ACE, ACE Youth, Families, and Branches. I was a member of the Committee for 6 years. I…

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  • Accessing the Social Care System

    Date: June 2, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Families

    At 3 and a bit, Patrick was in a pram for his safety as he was a “runner”. He is a big boy and I was so grateful to find out about the “major buggy” (McLaren make it and your health visitor can apply), which allowed him to be safe…

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