As part of our commitment to increase the skills, knowledge and confidence of anyone supporting children and young people with learning difficulties, we deliver a range of training resources and events.

New resource for professionals
We have produced five films based on our successful publication, ‘It takes all kinds of minds’. Each film focuses on one young person with a specific learning difficulty and shows their strengths, the challenges that can arise and practical support that makes a difference.

The films are supported by training notes and relate to neurodevelopmental conditions that can give rise to learning difficulties.

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Tourette syndrome

Information and skill sessions for parents and carers
Using our experience of helping parents and carers secure the right support for children, we have developed a training package to increase knowledge and confidence. We provide key information about rights and responsibilities, and give clear information about the best way to manage relationships with professionals.

These sessions, which can be tailored to specific groups, can be provided free (or for travel costs only) but a charge may apply. Call 0131 475 2331 or email to discuss your requirements.

Bespoke training
Sometimes the questions that arise about how to support children and young people with learning difficulties can be quite specific – perhaps in relation to education, health, justice or social care. We can work with you to devise a training event to meet your needs. To discuss further, call 0131 475 2331 or email