Results 221–240 of 4707 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Public Bill Committee: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Training in appropriate use of force (28 Mar 2018)

Helen Hayes: I commend my hon. Friend for introducing the Bill. On the need for training, I want to flag my experience of young patients with autism being held in secure psychiatric units. In my experience, there is a lack of expertise and training across the board for staff treating young people with autism, so they fail to understand that much challenging behaviour arises from the intense levels of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Learning Disability (28 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: ...and neurodiverse conditions. Within the civil service we are expanding recruitment-related activities where pilots have shown strong results, such as a work experience programme for people on the autistic spectrum, in partnership with a specialist autism charity.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Mar 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: I join the Prime Minister in wishing you, Mr Speaker, all Members of the House, and indeed our entire community, a very happy Easter. This week is Autism Awareness Week, and I welcome the work of the National Autistic Society and others. I hope the whole House will join me in paying tribute to the families of Connor Sparrowhawk and Teresa Colvin for their dignity in campaigning for answers...

Public Bill Committee: Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords]: Duty to grant old-style secure tenancies: victims of domestic abuse (27 Mar 2018)

Stella Creasy: ...saving up money—money that they do not themselves have control of—to try to get out of the situation; they might have small children. One woman was trying to get evidence that her partner had Asperger’s, because the local authority said: “Well, Asperger’s doesn’t make you an abuser”. No, he was an abuser who had Asperger’s, but the evidence was part of the case that she was...

Scottish Parliament: Fair Start Scotland (27 Mar 2018)

Alexander Burnett: As, I am sure, the minister is aware, employment rates for disabled people are significantly lower than they are for the non-disabled population. Specifically, many autistic constituents have contacted me about their struggles in finding work. What specific measures will be put in place to ensure that the “No One Left Behind” policy will be tailored to the individual needs of disabled people?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Autism (23 Mar 2018)

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Autism and education in England 2017, published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, if he will introduce a national autism and education strategy.

Business of the House (22 Mar 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: police and counter-terrorism funding”. Both debates will arise on an Opposition motion. Followed by, if necessary, consideration of Lords amendments. Thursday 29 March—Debate on a motion on autism, followed by a general debate on matters to be raised before the forthcoming Adjournment. The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Committee. Friday 30 March—The...

Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill (20 Mar 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: ...pressures on our education sector. Schools are contacting us all with worries about their budgets, particularly in relation to special educational needs. We are seeing a rise of conditions such as autism and big challenges in relation to young people’s mental health. Such issues need to be addressed, but they require decisions. It cannot simply be a case of things rolling on. There is a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (20 Mar 2018)

Patrick Grady: ...from the hon. Member for Glasgow North of 13 December 2017 on his constituent's employment and support allowance application and concerns about a lack of consideration given to mental health and autistic spectrum medical conditions.

Unpaid Trial Work Periods (Prohibition) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Stewart McDonald: ..., perhaps to pick up some toothpaste and then spending 25 quid because it is the kind of shop where people buy things they do not need. I was horrified to learn that it had had a young man with autism, in the hope of securing work, stacking shelves for three or four days, only to dismiss him at the end of it, saying, “You’re not required any more—off you go”, with no pay and no...

Business of the House (15 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: ...The Backbench Business Committee now has eight unallocated debates that need time in the Chamber. Now that the Government have taken today and next Thursday, we will lose the opportunity to debate autism and victims of surgical mesh, which are subjects that Members across the House are very keen to debate. Could the Leader of the House ensure that we get Backbench Business time for those...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Final Government Response to the Law Commission's review of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Mental Capacity (14 Mar 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...them for their careful, comprehensive and considered work. This Government is committed to take action to reform mental health, and transform care for people with learning difficulties and / or autism. Taking action to reform the current DoLS regime is an important contribution towards achieving these aims and providing greater protection for some of the most vulnerable people in our...

Petition - Accessibility in Chinley Station: Respite Care for Vulnerable Adults: Teesside (12 Mar 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...afoot, people have a tendency to feel concerned, and it is absolutely right that those concerns are articulated. Supporting the most vulnerable in our society—those with complex needs, those with autism and those with learning disabilities—is one of the most important but exacting tasks that health and social care commissioners face. It is a task that must be undertaken with a genuine...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Eating Disorders (12 Mar 2018)

Jackie Doyle-Price: non-specialist services for eating disorders for 2016/17 is 2,682. 2016/17 is the latest annual statistical information available on uses of secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services. These statistics are derived from the Mental Health Services Data Set published by NHS Digital at: Data have been calculated where a...

Children and Young People: Mental Health Services - Statement (8 Mar 2018)

Lord Sterling of Plaistow: ...number of them will be children. This will put a major strain on the service they require. I am interested also on a personal front. I have a marvellous young grandson who is on the upper end of autism, so I take a deep interest in both. I thank the Minister for what he has read out from the other place but I disagree. I am afraid that we are lacking hugely in this country. Basically, we...

Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (8 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: Will the Minister listen more carefully to the voice of parents? All my experience as chair of the Westminster Commission on Autism tells me that if parents think there is something wrong with their child—whether it is a mental health challenge or autism—they want early diagnosis and treatment, and they want it at the standard that they have in Sweden.

Scottish Parliament: LEADER Programme (6 Mar 2018)

Joan McAlpine: ...the world of work. The project aims to establish an alternative post-school progression route for those young people in Stewartry, which is another very rural area. Those young people mostly have autism spectrum disorder. They have already gained national qualifications, but they require additional support to take the next step into work. Another project for young people is the upland...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism: Screening (5 Mar 2018)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans there are for the NHS to make available a blood and urine test for autism.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (1 Mar 2018)

Jackie Doyle-Price: NHS England in the North East and Cumbria commission in-patient services for children and young people with a mental illness, learning disabilities, autism and eating disorders. Young people have access to assessment and treatment units, psychiatric intensive care, low security and medium security, a complex neurodevelopmental service, and eating disorder outreach. NHS England is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism: Diagnosis (1 Mar 2018)

Paul Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure the collection of data to record the waiting times for autism diagnoses in England in version 3 of the Mental Health Services Data Set will begin from April 2018.

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