Reasonable Adjustments in Exams

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

A parent contacted the helpline, looking for information and advice about what their child’s rights were in relation to receiving ‘reasonable adjustments’ for a university admissions test for a degree course their child had applied to. The university was refusing to allow adjustments for an entry exam for their child, who had a specific learning […]

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Organising Support at College

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Elizabeth, who is a member of the ASN staff at an Edinburgh school, contacted Lead’s information service regarding Calum, a learner with cerebral palsy who was leaving school and progressing to college the following year. Calum was going to require a relatively complex support package and funding arrangement and his family were not sure who […]

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How studying impacts on benefits

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

A young disabled person phoned the helpline to try and find out how their benefits would be affected if they were to undertake post-graduate study. They were very anxious and frustrated as they had called multiple agencies to try and get the correct information, but had been receiving conflicting answers as their individual situation was […]

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2016 at a Glance

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017

Thanks to Jim Byrne Associates for putting together the following infographic for us to highlight all the great work which has been happening in the past year.

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Learners Gain Adult Achievement Award

Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017

During October to December last year, Barbara, our Aberdeenshire Learning Co-ordinator has been working in partnership with the Co-ordinator from The Bridge Project in Fraserburgh to arrange for two groups of 4 learners to work towards an Adult Achievement Award. The Bridge Project is a partnership between Day Services and Employability in Aberdeenshire Council. It’s […]

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