The government is now working to establish a lived experience advisory panel that will work with the government throughout the Bill process.
Members of the panel will provide their views and information about their experiences to Scottish Government officials. This includes helping the government to understand the best way to communicate with different groups and to provide views on the key elements that need to be included in the Bill.
Panellists will consults on the Bill alongside the charities, disabled people-led organisations and advocacy groups that are already helping the Scottish Government Bill Team.
In a statement, they said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to provide information about your views and experiences to Government to help us improve lives for people with learning disabilities, autistic people, and other neurodivergent people in the future.”
Deadline for applications is 5th January 2023
You do not need a formal diagnosis to apply to be on the panel, and the government welcomes applications from anyone who identifies as being learning disabled, autistic, and/or neurodivergent.
To apply, submit an Expression of Interest form to the [email protected] email address by 5 January 2023.