Our Projects

Our Projects

At SEMA we have a network of translators who are either neurodivergent or careers of neurodivergent people. We work with Scottish Racialized communities to make connections, facilitate peer support and improve understanding of autism.

We are working with The Autistic Collective and East Renfrewshire Careers Centre to create resources in different languages. This is a small pilot where we will translate our ERCC Webinars into Urdu and Swahili. If these resources are helpful to your organization, contact us to collaborate on more translation work.

We are also delighted to announce that we are officially working with the Scottish Government to facilitate the LDAN Bill consultation. If your organization would like support to respond to the consultation please contact us. We will reach out to minority ethnic organizations in Scotland to facilitate events, but also create translated information for you to share with individuals. Our LDAN Bill page is a live working progress.

Service

We offer autism understanding training with an anti-racism lens, highlighting the impact of intersectionality in all aspects of life of autistic people and their families. We use lived experience and our background in grassroots community activism to work for change. We are open to collaborate and provide training for the public, private and third sector.

Peer Support

We have a closed Facebook group exclusive to those identifying as racialised autistics living in Scotland. Click here to join .
We have been funded by the National Lottery Ethnic Minority Development Fund to create training resources on autism as well as creating peer support groups in central Scotland.

Previous Work

  • Stakeholder in LDAN Bill 
  • Research facilitator and advisor to Scottish Government Autism Policy Mental Health Reform
  • Recording training materials for mental health practitioners
  • Webinars for Minority Ethnic carers of East Renfrewshire
  • Seminars for Minority Ethnic carers and participants of Al Masaar MHWB Stirling group
  • Training in collaboration with Autism Understanding for NKS Edinburgh 
April 2024
Apr 18
18 April 2024

Learning Disabilities, Autism & Neurodivergency Bill Participation Session The Bill: What’s it about? What do you want to say? For ethnic minorities in Stirling and surrounding areas who are carers […]

Apr 17
17 April 2024
CEMVO Scotland,

If you are of South Asian, African, Asian or Arab heritage and identify as autistic or otherwise neurodivergent or with learning disabilities, or you are a carer of a neurodivergent […]

Apr 16
16 April 2024

Learning Disabilities, Autism & Neurodivergency Bill Participation Session The Bill: What’s it about? What do you want to say? For ethnic minorities in Falkirk and surrounding areas, who are carers […]

Apr 13
13 April 2024

Learning Disabilities, Autism & Neurodivergency Bill Participation Session The Bill: What’s it about? What do you want to say? For young people from S2 to S6 ( Age 13 to […]

March 2024
Mar 28
28 March 2024

Welcome to the Learning Disabilities, Autism & Neurodivergency Bill- Information Session! Join us for an online event where we'll discuss important topics related to learning disabilities, autism, and neurodivergency. This […]

Mar 27
27 March 2024

Welcome to the Learning Disabilities, Autism & Neurodivergency Bill- Information Session! This event is for Minority Ethnic led Scottish third sector organisations. Join us for an online event where we'll […]

Mar 25
25 March 2024

Have you heard about the Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergency Bill? Scottish Ethnic Minority Autistics is working with the Scottish Government to reach out to racial minority groups to raise […]

February 2023
Feb 21
21 February 2023

  Audio Poster Webinar 4

December 2022