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ARGH is planning to hold a focus group for autistic people to gather feedback on the Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill consultation. We have not finalised the dates (watch this space) but it will be February.

The Scottish Government has recently launched a consultation on proposals for a Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill, which it says aims to better protect, respect and champion the rights of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people. The focus group is an excellent opportunity to discuss the bill and provide feedback on the proposals. You can find the consultation, in various formats, here.

During the focus group, participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on the bill. The feedback gathered during the focus group will be used to help ARGH influence the bill so that it meets the needs of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people.

The Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill is an important piece of legislation that has the potential to make a real difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people. It is essential that people with lived experience of learning disabilities and neurodivergence have their voices heard and are involved in the development of the bill.

ARGH’s focus group is an excellent opportunity to get involved and have your say on the proposals. You can also get involved yourself and give your own feedback on the bill by using the link to the consultation. Either way, by sharing your thoughts and opinions, you can help to shape the future of the bill and ensure that it meets the needs of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people.