Useful Links

Aberdeenshire Additional Support Needs Learn about the services and support that are available for children and young people who have additional support needs in Aberdeenshire   

Aberlour Aberdeen – provides a ‘core service’ to assess and support parents with a learning disability, who have children aged 0 – 12 years.

Active Schools – the team responsible for putting in place and driving forward a range of planned activities in both school and community settings.

Archway – an independent Aberdeen based charity offering a range of innovative community based services to improve the opportunities available and quality of life for people with learning disabilities in Aberdeen and throughout the North East area.

Bundle Bean – company which sell cosy covers for wheelchairs.

Changing Places – campaign to provide accessible toilets in venues all over the UK.  A list of toilets with hoist/plinth access all over the country is available.

Charlie House – local charity supporting children with complex disabilities and life limiting conditions.

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland – a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people.

Cornerstone – Cornerstone provides care and support services for adults, children and young people with disabilities and other support needs across Scotland.

Cerebral Palsy Foundation -People with cerebral palsy rarely get the interventions and supports they need at the moments they need them. As such, their lives are often deeply and unnecessarily affected.

Down Syndrome Scotland – information, advice and guidance for individuals, their families and carers.

Enquire – The Scottish advice service for additional support for learning

Family Information Service – provides free, comprehensive and up-to-date information and advice about all services for children, young people and their families in Aberdeen.

Fledglings – national charity that finds and sells products that improve the lives of disabled children and their families.

Lunch Menus – Aberdeenshire Council Primary School Menus –Autumn Winter 2017/18

Makaton – information about Makaton signing.

MOVE – The MOVE Programme is an integrated, multi agency (Education, Health, Social Care) approach for children and adults with physical disabilities and/or complex needs. – Me Too! is a free quarterly magazine for families of children with additional support needs which is distributed throughout Aberdeen City and Shire . Me Too! also hosts many “Relaxed Sessions” in the area allowing full inclusive participation in activities that may ordinarily be difficult to access.

National Autistic Society – a British charity for people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), including autism and Asperger syndrome.

PAMIS – organisation working with people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and their families.

School Term Dates – Find school term dates, main and local holidays for this year and the next school year.

SensationALL – provides multi-sensory experiences for children and adults with disabilities, multiple support needs and their families.

Trainline– A guide to booking family train tickets to help people find out how to get to their destination, including ways to save money on train tickets and child fare information.

VSA – VSA delivers a range of social care services to all age groups.

We Talk Makaton – website about Makaton signing which focusses on a different sign each week.