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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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  • Preparing for Primary School

    Date: May 21, 2021- Category: Case Studies - Families

    Preparing for Patrick starting Primary School was quite different from the experience his big sister had (she’s a typical girl) and it came as a shock to my system… When I first heard the words “special school” (which I really detest) and went for a visit, it shook me to…

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  • Support in the Flexible Workplace

    Date: May 19, 2021- Category: Blog - ENABLE Works

    What is a ‘workplace’? You may be pondering this as your employer, or your business, considers how it will return to normality after the coronavirus pandemic. But this is an even more important question for us at ENABLE Works, as we help people find employment, or gain the skills they…

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  • Coming Home to the #ENABLEFamily

    Date: May 14, 2021- Category: Blog - ENABLE Group

    Having spent 11 years at ENABLE Scotland, developing ENABLE Works into one of Scotland’s leading supported employment agencies, I’m really excited – after a short time away – to be back with ENABLE Group in a new role as an Executive Advisor. One of the things I love about this…

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