ENABLE Scotland empowers people who have a learning disability to be in control of their own lives, and to be active members of their own community, as well as of the ENABLE Scotland family.
Our ACE network has been meeting for over 25 years, and connects people who have a learning disability to each other, to other members of ENABLE Scotland, and to information about local and national developments in news and policy that affect their lives. Together, we speak up to make change happen and stand up for the human rights of every person who has a learning disability in Scotland.
There are two types of groups – ACE for adult members (aged 18+) and ACE Youth, for young people aged 10-18.
ACE stands for Advisory Committee of ENABLE Scotland, and is an Active Community of Empowered People. ACE is the voice of our membership. The ACE network works in the following ways to represent and connect people all over Scotland who have a learning disability, making sure their voices are heard:-
- Connects people who have learning disabilities in their community around a shared cause.
- Campaigns locally and nationally to challenge barriers to an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
- Empowers people who have learning disabilities to engage in local and national activism, to challenge society’s perception on learning disability.
ENABLE Scotland hosts 22 local ACE Groups across the country, and a National ACE Group which meets four times each year with representatives from each local ACE group. National ACE is key to informing the campaigning work of ENABLE Scotland – addressing issues that our members tell us are important to them.
Representatives of each ACE Group attend our quarterly National ACE meeting where members share updates from different parts of the country, and elected representatives then also attend our unique Scottish Council with other members across Scotland to debate the big issues that matter, and take decisions about what ENABLE Scotland should do to take action.
ACE is for everyone – get involved!
ACE Groups near you:
Find out about ACE Youth groups (link to page).
You are just one step away from joining an active and growing community that connects, campaigns and empowers people to stand up for their human rights. Get more information about ACE and become an ENABLE Scotland member today!
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