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Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill focus group

Text: Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill. join our focus group

The Scottish Government has a plan for a new law they think will make life better for people with learning disabilities – this will be called the Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill.

The Bill could make a big difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities in Scotland. The Scottish Government is running a consultation to hear what people with learning disabilities or who are neurodivergent think about their ideas for the Bill.

The Bill covers a wide range of different areas. In this discussion group we will focus on independent living* and choice and control**. This meeting is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and suggestions for how it could be improved.

Join our focus group

If you are a person with a learning disability (over 18 years old) or an unpaid carer in Scotland and you would like to say something about your experience please join us for this online meeting.

Facilitation: it will be facilitated by Y.O.U. and Dr Danielle Farrel on Zoom.

There will be a payment of a £25 voucher (either Amazon or Love2Shop) for those participating as a thank you for your time.

Please let us know if you would like to attend, or if you have any questions:

Dr Danielle Farrel 

Maria Teresa Ferazzoli

Becky Driscoll

It is important that as many people with learning disabilities, unpaid carers and organisations respond to the consultation as possible. Your ideas will help shape our response to the consultation, together with evidence from our research.

* ‘Independent living’ is about people having choice and control over their own lives. It does not necessarily mean living alone or without support. It is about making

informed decisions about where you live and the support you need. 

** Choice and control includes Self-Directed Support (SDS).