Michael McEwan: How football can be a positive thing for Scottish society
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan gives an overview of Street Soccer Scotland, and says football can have a positive effect on social problems
I WOULD say that the number one sport in Scotland is football, and it's not just reserved to the parks and the terraces.
Street Soccer Scotland was founded in 2009 as a social enterprise which uses football-inspired training and personal development as a medium to empower people who are affected by social exclusion, to help make positive changes in their lives.
Michael McEwan: Well done to the Scottish theatres embracing autism and dementia-friendly acts
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan, who covers developments around disability, outlines awareness days for the year ahead and congratulates Glasgow theatres for their efforts to recognise audience diversity
I'D like to wish all a belated Happy New Year, and here's to 2017!
I managed to avoid pantomime season, but I'm happy to see there was one pantomime specifically designed to welcome people with autism, learning or other sensory and communication difficulties.
Michael McEwan: Why 2016 has been a great year for disability events
Writer Michael McEwan rounds up some of the highlights in disability news for 2016
IT'S been a busy year for disability news. First of all, I would like to say well done to Team Scotland at this summer's Paralympic Games in Rio.
2016 was a record year for Team GB, with the haul of 17 medals, six more than four years ago. Aside from the sporting achievements, the games are an excellent platform for disability sport and showcase that people with a disability can compete in sport.
Stay up late: Check out Scotland's nightlife designed for those living with disabilities
Writer Michael McEwan gives the lowdown on Young Scotland's Got Talent and inclusive club night 'Late'
THERE are a lot of good campaigns out there, like Young Scotland's Got Talent. This campaign runs roadshows for young people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum (aged 14-24) who want to work when they leave school or college.
The organisers invite families of people interested in career options, and professionals working in the care sector.
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