Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill - Lived Experience Advisory Panel: recruitment information

We are looking to recruit neurodivergent people to take part in a panel that will help us design an inclusive consultation for a new proposed bill.

The closing date for applying to the panel is 19 January. 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 and Neurodiversity Bill. This Bill will ensure that the rights of autistic people, people with ADHD, dyslexia, and other neurodivergent people are respected and protected. This Bill will also consider establishing a Commissioner to protect people's rights in practice.

A Bill is a potential new law. This Bill will be prepared by the Scottish Government and 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 and charities representing the views of a wide range of people.

Initial scoping work on the Bill took place between May and July 2022. As part of the scoping work, the Scottish Government ran a series of events with national charities, Disabled People-led Organisations, and other advocacy groups. We carried out 30 events with 18 different organisations. This gave us some helpful initial feedback and information about what is important to people and what we need to do further work on.

We are currently analysing what we learned from these events. We will prepare a report informed by this analysis which we will then share with stakeholders, and with the advisory panels.

We now want to establish a lived experience advisory panel to work with us throughout the Bill process. 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.

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Email: LDAN.Bill@gov.scot

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