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  • Autism & Lockdown

    June 17, 2021 Case Studies - Families Ann Anderson

    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

    June 16, 2021 Case Studies - Membership John Feehan

    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

    June 16, 2021 Case Studies - Families Jackie Foy

    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

    June 15, 2021 Case Studies - Membership Heather Gilchrist

    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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  • Protected: Looking back on #BeTheChange

    June 14, 2021 Blog - ENABLE Scotland Lucy McKee

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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  • Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2021

    June 10, 2021 Case Studies - Membership Heather Gilchrist

    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

    June 9, 2021 Case Studies - Families Ann Anderson

    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

    June 4, 2021 Blog - ENABLE Scotland Ivan Cohen

    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

    June 2, 2021 Case Studies - Families Jackie Foy

    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

    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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