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Useful organisations

    Dyslexia Scotwest

    Dyslexia Scotwest is an information and advocacy service, dedicated to assisting dyslexic people in the west of Scotland. They have two main aims, firstly, to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia and, secondly, to offer help and support to anyone with an interest in dyslexia.
    Telephone : 0141 357 5700
    Email :
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    Eczema Outreach Support

    Supports and empowers families through the provision of practical information, emotional care, networking and projects based activities. This includes supporting families to work with schools around their child's needs.
    Telephone : 01506 840395
    Email :
    Web Address :

    FAIR (Family Advice and Information Resource)

    FAIR is an information and advice service for people with learning disabilities, parents, carers and people who work with them in Edinburgh.
    Telephone : 0131 662 1962
    Email :

    Families Outside

    Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. They speak to thousands of families each year, providing practical information and emotional support on a range of issues which can affect families when someone goes to prison.
    Telephone : 0800 254 0088
    Email :
    Web Address :

    FASD Hub Scotland

    FASD Hub Scotland provide a support service for parents/carers (adoptive and biological parents, foster carers, kinship carers and step parents) across Scotland who live with children, young people and young adults who have a history of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), with or without an FASD diagnosis. The service extends to provide a point of reference and training for professionals who work with and support these families (social work, education and other third sector organisations/charities) within Scotland. Our Scottish service offers:
    • A helpline for everyone affected by adoption, it offers advice and information around every stage of the adoption process.
    • Community Groups that are run by experienced adoptive parents.
    • Resources and information for parents, teachers or another members of staff in schools, to help supporting adopted children with their education.
    • TESSA (Therapeutic, Education Support Services) is an early intervention programme to help parents achieve better outcomes for their children.
    • Training and seminars for parents.

    Telephone : 0131 202 3670
    Email :
    Web Enquiry Form :
    Web Address :

    Fragile X Society

    Fragile X Syndrome is the most common inherited cause of learning disability. Provides information and practical guidance to support and empower individuals and families living with fragile X, and the professionals who support them.
    Telephone : 01371 875100
    Email :
    Web Address :
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