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Useful Links

There are lots of fantastic organisations and support services out there. Sometimes, finding the time to sit down and research can be overwhelming, so we've created this page to help take some of that work away from you. Think of it as a living document, which you're also welcome to add to! Just send us your recommendations, and we'll get them on the list.


Advice for parents and professionals about additional support for learning in Scotland: In particular, their factsheets at

In Control Scotland

Advice about self-directed support  for disabled adults and children: They also have a resources section at


Provided by Enquire – advice and support for children and young people about additional support for learning in Scotland:

Independent Living Fund

Provides funding to help disabled people live independent lives: There is also the transition fund for young people aged 16-25:

Take a Break 

Flexible, cash grants for short breaks, leisure equipment, digital devices and more: It opens once a year, so keep an eye on the website, and we will try to alert you when the next round is open.

Kindred Scotland 

Advice and support for families of children with complex needs: Based at the Sick Kids, Kindred are brilliant at helping with funding applications – even if you think you don't need one or don't qualify! Well worth getting in touch.

East Lothian Young Carers 

 Includes sibling carers:

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living

 Good for advice and support if you manage an SDS budget or employ carers:

Neurodiversity East Lothian

Information on the Neurodevelopmental Pathway in East Lothian:

Autistic Parents UK

Support for autistic parents (which can of course include autistic parents of autistic children):

Euan's Guide

The best guide to accessibility at all sorts of places, by disabled people, for disabled people:

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