What we do

Together we’ll find your voice.

The Donaldson Trust provides a range of services and support to Neurodiverse children, young people and adults:

Sensational Learning Centre

Our registered contemporary learning service / Grant Aided Special School for children with complex additional support needs.

Click here more information on our Sensational Learning Centre




Our Learning & Wellbeing Service for Neurodiverse Young People aged 12-18yrs old

Click here for more information on our Vibe service

The Gate

The Gate is a skills development and training service for adults with neurodiversities, aged 16+.

Trainees at the Gate will have the opportunity to enhance their skills and improve their wellbeing and confidence through a wide range of activities including vocational and accredited courses.

The Gate operates 48 weeks of the year and is funded by Self Directed Support.

You can read more about the Gate here and can apply here.


What: Individualised Services

Who: Neurodiverse People

Registration: Education Scotland

Funded by: Local Authority

To find out more information on our Bespoke services please contact us


What: Coaching & Mentoring / Personal Assistants

Who: Neurodiverse People

Registration: Care Inspectorate or Education Scotland

Funded by: social work, PIP, ESA, local authority, private.

For more information on our Outreach services please contact us.

Our ethos

Our ethos

“Through collaborations and partnerships, we can give children and young people a voice; and help them find their place in the world.”

Laura Watkins, CEO The Donaldson Trust