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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-04454

My Superpower and Me

Submitted by: Carol Mochan, South Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Maggie Chapman, Katy Clark, Jackie Dunbar, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Michael Marra, Stuart McMillan, Alex Rowley, Mark Ruskell, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber, Martin Whitfield

That the Parliament congratulates the group of autistic young people from the Branching Out Youth Group, which it understands is part of the Borders Additional Needs Group (BANG), for creating their film My Superpower and Me; understands that the film was shown for the first time at a special premiere event sponsored by Scottish Autism, at Borders College in Galashiels on 21 April 2022; further understands that the film project was supported by Alchemy Film and Arts, Sharedcare, Scotland’s Short Breaks Fund, Youth Borders, and The National Lottery Community Fund; understands that the film was created to raise awareness and educate people in the Scottish Borders on the needs of autistic people, but also to highlight the positive aspects of autism; recognises the group of young people as being a credit to their community for giving a voice to autistic people from the Borders and across Scotland; celebrates the film becoming part of the Youth Borders’ Autism Toolkit in schools across the region, where it is used to promote further understanding of autism, and congratulates Pauline Grigor on her work as Community Autism Coordinator for BANG in championing autistic young people in the Scottish Borders.