The closing date for applying to the panel is 19 January 2023. The application form is in the supporting documents section. You should read the guidance before applying.
The Scottish Government has committed to introducing a Learning Disability, Autism & Neurodiversity Bill. This Bill will ensure that the rights of autistic people, people with ADHD, dyslexia, & other neurodivergent people are respected & protected. This Bill will also consider establishing a Commissioner to protect people's rights in practice.
A Bill is a potential new law & will be prepared by the Scottish Government & then considered by the Scottish Parliament. When a Bill has been passed by the Scottish Parliament, it becomes a part of Scots law as an Act.
The Scottish Government is working towards a human rights-based approach to ensure that the Bill is fully co-designed with people with lived experience, involving from the outset Disabled People-led Organisations & charities representing the views of a wide range of people.
If you are lived experience, meaning anyone who identifies as being learning disabled, autistic, &/or people with ADHD, dyslexia, & other neurodivergent people, you eligible to apply. You do not need a formal diagnosis to apply.
You will be representing yourself on the panel as an individual expert by experience, rather than representing the views of a specific organisation.
The link for further information & to apply - https://www.gov.scot/publications/learning-disability-autism-neurodiversity-bill-recruitment-lived-experience-advisory-panel/pages/1/