We've put together a selection of websites that we think might be of interest to parents, carers and children affected by learning difficulties. If you think we are missing a useful website, please let us know.

Please visit the new Find a Service map of Scotland; detailing services for children and young people with Learning Difficulties from Enquire.

Ideas for activities, holidays and respite

  • Heart n Soul Dynamic arts for people with learning difficulties    
  • Drake Music Enabling disabled people to make music    
  • Riding for the Disabled Association
  • The Happy Club Opportunities to participate in socialising, sports and arts to suit all abilities
  • The Yard Edinburgh based play opportunities    
  • Canoe England  has drawn together a range of case studies about how a range of people with differing disabilities have accessed Paddlesport activity. They provide registered Sports Coaches with access to a wide range of articles, fact sheets and resources to develop their knowledge and understanding of working with disabled athletes.

Other organisations and associations providing support          

Support for bullying

Legislation, guidance and advocacy

Practical help for parents

  • Box of Ideas Ideas, guidance and information on everything from early years to further education and employment
  • Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities An extensive and meticulously organized list of apps that may be helpful to individuals with learning difficulties.
  • Capr-Style Handmade adaptive clothing for those with additional support needs. Designed for children and young people with disabilities and special needs.
  •  A-Z of attachment and resilience. Practical guidance on building resilience, produced by South Lanarkshire Council educational psychological services.  
  • Autism Network Scotland. The Menu of Interventions local resource pages contains information on local services provided by community members, parents, carers, practitioners, and people on the spectrum.

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