About Us - We are the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. If you feel a child or young person needs extra help to get the most from their learning and are unsure what to do, we can help you. We have lots of practical advice and information about the education and additional support needs system in Scotland. Enquire will explain how the system may relate to your situation and advise you on possible ways forward.
The Centre for Under Fives Plus was established in the mid 70's based on a simple idea to offer art resources at minimal cost, to playgroups and childminders. A few years later with arts & craft sales flourishing a "Toy Library" was introduced providing toys on loan to many groups. This was further developed to include those who cared for children with additional support needs e.g. parents, therapists etc. The toy library service offers a membership to the following groups and individuals:
We are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. We help ease the additional pressures families face. We can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.
How to apply: Applications for a Family Fund grant can be made by the parent* or carer* of the disabled child or young person. Young people aged 16 and 17 can make an application in their own right.
Following a successful pilot, Buddy Dogs was launched as a full service in January 2012. The buddy dog service matches specially selected dogs and places them within a school or family environment for the benefit of children and young people who are blind or partially sighted.
Sleep Scotland is a charity promoting healthy sleep in children and young adults through education, sleep counselling and sleep awareness. We provide support and training to families and professionals and raise awareness of the importance of sleep. Our support line is for parents and carers of children and young adults with additional support needs. At the moment we only have funding to provide a support line to parents and carers based in the following areas: