Results 221–240 of 4425 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Maintained Nursery Schools Funding — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (1 Feb 2017)

Melanie Onn: .... The guidance issued by the Pre-School Learning Alliance is explicit that funding is only for education or care provision, not meals or drinks. Some children at the nursery had evident special educational needs, from suspected autism to noticeable delays in speech development. Additional funding is available to support those children, but the length of time it takes for the children to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism: Children (1 Feb 2017)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what non-educational support the Government provides to children with autism.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Medical Research (31 Jan 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: Autism is the most expensive medical condition in the UK, costing the economy more than £32 billion a year, according to the London School of Economics, yet we spend hardly anything on autism research compared with what we spend on research into cancer, heart disease and stroke, which cost the economy less. What can the Minister do to encourage more spending on autism research, which is...

Business without Debate: Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust STP (30 Jan 2017)

John Mann: ...or closing, as it has been; we want that reversed.” What is their vision, and my vision, of an NHS? Let me give the Minister the views of some of the real people—not the theory, not the stats, but the views of humans. Let me tell the Minister about the twins Leon and William, with autism spectrum disorder, milk allergies and other food intolerances, and learning difficulties,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Autism: Special Educational Needs (30 Jan 2017)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will adopt the recommendation of the National Autistic Society in their School Report 2016 on how the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) system is meeting the needs of children and young people on the autism spectrum in England to make the new system work more effectively by eliminating delays in accessing support.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Ministerial Code: Independent Investigation of Alleged Breaches (24 Jan 2017)

Jim Allister: — which would not debate cancer or autism but returned to protect the vested interests of SpAds and to vote it down. That says it all, really.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Public Inquiry on the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (24 Jan 2017)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...communities that we mobilise and are active in, there is outrage over the cost of RHI. When people in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts on the Antrim Road, the Mater Hospital, the Ballybeen autism resource centre in east Belfast, the great youth clubs or Sure Start clubs see the scale of the money involved — £85,000 a day — we understand why there is a lack of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Autism: Special Educational Needs (20 Jan 2017)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the National Autistic Society on their School Report 2016 which reviewed how the Special Educational Needs System is meeting the needs of children and young people on the autism spectrum in England.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Autism: Children (18 Jan 2017)

Oliver Colvile: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department publishes for parents and social workers on the use of restraining techniques for children with autism who exhibit or demonstrate violent behaviour.

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Toilet Facilities: People with Disabilities (17 Jan 2017)

Gavin Barwell: ...interest in issues related to inclusion and accessibility. I know that the hon. Gentleman has a particular interest in such issues, given his role as vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on autism. In some ways, the fact that we need to debate the issue of accessible toilets is an indictment of our society. Confidence that one’s toilet needs can be met is something that...

Leaving the Eu: the Rural Economy: DWP Policies and Low-income Households (17 Jan 2017)

Drew Hendry: ...;underdeveloped”, and said there was increasing pressure on DWP staff. My team and I see it every day, day in, day out. Only yesterday, a constituent, Laura Shepherd, got in touch. She was at the end of her tether. Her 20-year-old son, Douglas, has severe autism, and has been on the waiting list for a work capability assessment since the end of September. During this time, they have...

Scottish Parliament: Education and Skills Organisations (Performance and Role) (12 Jan 2017)

Mark McDonald: Because the argument has been well rehearsed in the chamber, Monica Lennon will know that although additional support needs teachers are trained to deal with pupils with, for example, autism or dyslexia, the definition of additional support needs was expanded to include, for example, periods of bereavement and other short-term needs that require support above and beyond that which is normally...

Scottish Parliament: STEP Physical Literacy Programme (11 Jan 2017)

Elaine Smith: ...activity part of children’s everyday learning. Improving physical literacy is particularly advantageous for children and young people who can find it difficult to concentrate, such as those with dyslexia and autism. As deputy convener of the cross-party group on dyslexia and the mother of a rugby-playing dyslexic son, I was particularly pleased to see the STEP programme being...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disabled and Terminally Ill Children (9 Jan 2017)

Barry Sheerman: ...society. However, if the programme is to work for children, and not just for those who are terminally ill but people with disabilities—some disabilities are abilities; I am thinking here of autism—it must have teeth, leadership and resources.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Health Outcomes: Work (9 Jan 2017)

Ian Lucas: The benefits of an autistic constituent of mine were taken away by a DWP caseworker after my constituent told that person that he enjoyed his hobby of being a disc jockey. He received a bill showing a fictional figure, invented by the DWP, representing the amount of income that the Department needed to recover. A work coach should be assisting individuals, not penalising them, so will the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Ex-offenders (9 Jan 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: The Minister will be aware that people on the autistic spectrum are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system and that people with autism have great difficulty in finding jobs. Can he reassure me that when he looks at the consultation on the health and disability Green Paper, he will look specifically at people with autism and ex-offenders with autism, as only 16% of...

Scottish Parliament: Disability Delivery Plan (22 Dec 2016)

Linda Fabiani: 7. To ask the Scottish Government how its disability delivery plan will assist people with learning disabilities and autism into employment. (S5O-00515)

Universal Credit - Question for Short Debate (21 Dec 2016)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: My Lords, I well remember the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Freud, on the Autism Bill of 2009. In it, he said: “The approach presaged in the Welfare Reform Bill would allow us to find the very considerable resources necessary to transform the lives of those adults with autism. It would do so despite the very difficult times that we are facing, when the economic pressures on...

Brandon Rayat — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (20 Dec 2016)

Keith Vaz: ...need to go to the school to get even more information. After literally running around in circles, Mina Rayat then waited for months without a substantive response. During that time, Brandon was awaiting an evaluation for suspected autism. That looks to me like bureaucracy failing to act, which affected the reaction times. I am worried about future cases such as this. That is why...

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