May cover story!

May cover story!

It’s May, it’s beautiful and spring is here AND 6 – 10th is Scottish Learning Disability Week. This year’s theme is Digital Inclusion. 

On the cover David, Sarah and Liam are celebrating their digital devices at ‘Lunch with Friends’. Thanks to get2gether’s online platform, David is able to be part of the get2gether community whilst living in Glasgow. Join us this month for Scottish Learning Disability week and learn how getting online can enhance your life!

What is Scottish Learning Disability Week?

Scottish Learning Disability Week celebrates the rich contribution that people with learning disabilities make to society, as well as working to ensure people receive full and fair access to all their rights. The week matters because it is estimated that there are over 125,000 people with learning disabilities living in Scotland. Raising awareness of learning disability provides an opportunity to change attitudes, making Scotland a better, fairer and more equal place for everyone.

SCLD (Scottish Commission for Learning Disability) have organized an exciting week of zoom events and in-person events which you can read about here. There are lots of different workshops including internet safety, avoiding romance scams and QR codes – easy read here. Other organisations will be involved such as Leap Scotland, PAMIS and Stay Up Late

We’re so excited about Digital Connection, Monday 6th May, 1.30-2.30pm because get2gether will be there talking about their article ‘‘Now that I am connected this isn’t social isolation, this is engaging with people’: Staying connected during the COVID‐19 pandemic”. You can read it here. To sign up for the event please contact!

The article was written by get2gether members Aaron, ex- ambassador Andrew and current Ambassador Stephan, staff Mojca and Clare and board member and lecturer Natasha. The article is about how get2gether went online during the pandemic in 2020 until late 2021 and built an incredible longstanding online platform. It also is about how technology, such as laptops and phones, have been an amazing tool for adults with disabilities to stay connected during the pandemic and quickly people have adapted. 

Want to be more digitally connected? Our member Neil does! Neil has decided that he will be switching from a physical copy of his magazine to digital because “it doesn’t make sense to have all these bits of paper lying around my room each month”. Neil has decided to have the magazine sent to his email address every month. Is it something you would like to try? Meet Holly and Natalie for a coffee to talk it over and see how it might look on your ipad, phone or laptop. There’s more info in the May magazine.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in May for lots of FUN and friends whether it’s online talking about boundaries or out and about for laughter yoga or on the BARGE! (remember to book!)

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