Results 221–240 of 4334 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Disability: Premature Deaths - Question for Short Debate (17 Oct 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: ...and should not leave everything up to learning disability nurses, not least because of their dwindling numbers. All doctors, nurses and other care professionals need an understanding of learning disability and conditions such as autism and mental health problems, which might also be a barrier to communication. Understanding how to communicate in both directions is vital to ensuring that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disabled People: Recruitment and Retention (17 Oct 2016)

Barry Sheerman: The Minister may be aware there is a massive pool of talent among people who suffer from neurolinguistic difficulties and challenges, and autism and dyslexia. What more can the Government do to show that, if we recognise their challenges, these young and old people make very good employees?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2016)

Cheryl Gillan: Given that only 15% of people with autism are in full-time employment, I was pleased earlier this year to join the Department’s Paul Maynard taskforce, which made 14 recommendations for improving access to apprenticeships for people with learning disabilities, including autism. What progress has been made with the implementation of those recommendations?

Baby Loss: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (13 Oct 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: .... I fully accept that it may not be possible to identify all the answers, but it is none the less time to ask the right questions. I myself am the father of four beautiful children. My eldest son has significant learning difficulties, including pronounced autism. He is absolutely wonderful and I love him and always will, yet I cannot pretend that, through the initial years of his diagnosis...

Grammar Schools - Motion to Take Note (13 Oct 2016)

Lord Addington: whether he had faked his results or not. There was great fun to be had there and it is the basis of the 11-plus exam. If we are to get accuracy for the mainstream special educational needs of dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and autism, and the huge number of speech and language problems which cross-reference to all these groups, we must have an education system which identifies these...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (13 Oct 2016)

Marie Rimmer: ..., if she will review the implementation of new SEND system by local authorities; and what assessment she has made of how transitional funding is being used in each area to benefit children with (a) autism and (b) other special educational needs.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Autism (13 Oct 2016)

Justin Madders: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce the autism employment gap.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (12 Oct 2016)

Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the range of therapy available on the NHS to people with autism.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Oct 2016)

David Burrowes: A young man with Asperger’s syndrome awaits extradition to the United States to face charges of computer hacking, and is then likely to kill himself. It sounds familiar, but he is not Gary McKinnon, who was saved by the Prime Minister, but Lauri Love, who faces in effect a death sentence. When the Prime Minister introduced the forum bar to, in her words,

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Education Services: West Belfast (11 Oct 2016)

Gerry Carroll: ...stress that they are forced to endure. Too often, we hear that, even when eventually statemented, children face barriers to getting the assistance that they need. Children with special needs and autistic students have to fight to get the educational assistance that they need and deserve. People Before Profit thinks that that is a shocking state of affairs. The journey that parents face...

Committee of Public Accounts: School Admissions Code (10 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: ...levels of self-confidence, and their overall satisfaction at school is significantly reduced. There has also been a higher incidence of diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism among summer-born children. Most of the experts I have met believe that most of those diagnoses are the result of the child struggling from being placed in school too soon, being...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Waiting Lists (10 Oct 2016)

Michelle O'Neill: ...transform health and social care, and I will do that over the next number of weeks. The situation with waiting lists, whether they be for breast cancer referrals, which we discussed last week, or autism assessments — no matter what it is — cannot continue the way it is. We have to address it, and I have said that doing that is a priority for me.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (10 Oct 2016)

Gordon Henderson: proceed to the next stage in their bid to set up a free special school that will help meet the need in my constituency and the wider area for school places for children with high functioning autism?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Question for Urgent Oral Answer: Breast Cancer: Urgent Referral Waiting Times (4 Oct 2016)

Michelle O'Neill: ...the next number of weeks to set out my stall on how I am going to deliver better outcomes for every individual. That is what we should be about. Whether it is dental waiting lists, referrals for autism assessment or breast cancer referrals, it does not matter what it is. If it is happening to you, it is the most important thing in your life. We need to get to the point where we have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Epilepsy Service Provision (3 Oct 2016)

Gerry Mullan: ...critical for children with epilepsy to ensure that they get the best possible support at the earliest opportunity. It has, as already referred to, been estimated that some 46% of children who have autism also have seizures. When we in the Chamber look at issues like the statementing process and the colossal waiting list for child psychological assessments, we must also bear in mind their...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Education (3 Oct 2016)

Kellie Armstrong: I thank the Minister very much for his statement. I noted with gratitude his discussions on special educational needs and especially the Middletown Centre for Autism. In that vein, the statement refers to: "commitment to a cross-border professional learning collaboration". Does that collaboration include discussions about the qualification shortfalls, particularly for teachers of children...

National Autistic Society Scotland (Meetings) (29 Sep 2016)

National Autistic Society Scotland (Meetings)

Autism Support (Attainment Gap) (28 Sep 2016)

Autism Support (Attainment Gap)

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