Results 261–280 of 4340 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism: Diagnosis (5 Sep 2016)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time is for children to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in (a) England and (b) West Lancashire.

School Funding: Business of the House (21 Jul 2016)

Barry Sheerman: the Dispatch Box suggest that that is the case. I was a smouldering volcano, Mr Speaker, because I wanted to say it is about time we had a major debate in this House on the barriers to people with autism living a full life. I chair the autism commission and we have just produced a fantastic report on the barriers in the health service to autistic people living a full life. Surely an...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (21 Jul 2016)

Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's evaluation of the autism awareness project, what measures his Department plans to use to demonstrate (a) how many more people understand autism as a result of that project and (b) its overall value for money.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (20 Jul 2016)

Jess Phillips: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when work on indicators recording a diagnosis of autism within the Health and Social Care Information Centre mental health services data set will be completed.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (20 Jul 2016)

Justin Madders: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had since the last meeting of the National Autism Programme Board on increasing accountability for improving outcomes for autistic people within NHS England and on creating a new role of National Clinical Director for autism.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (19 Jul 2016)

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that the updated 2017-18 deliverables under the Government's Mandate to NHS England include specific actions to reduce autism diagnosis waiting times.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (18 Jul 2016)

Catherine West: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to (a) issue the local authority self-assessment questionnaire on implementation of the adult autism strategy, (b) receive all responses from local authorities and (c) publish the results of the questionnaire.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (18 Jul 2016)

Cat Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the last meeting of the National Autism Programme Board, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that waiting times between referral and first assessment for a diagnosis of autism are included in the HSCIC Mental Health Services Data Set, which now includes the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services data set.

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Lord Addington:, which leads me into my main contribution. The fact is that if someone has a hidden disability—I am thinking primarily about dyslexia but it could be many other hidden disabilities: dyscalculia, autism, you name it—they can have a problem engaging properly with the state. It is very difficult to access the benefits that the state can offer. We always think of dyslexia...

Sats Results (12 Jul 2016)

Angela Rayner: ...schools. I could not put things any better than Mrs Jane Grecic, the headteacher of Lansbury Bridge School in St Helen’s, who wrote to one of her 11-year-old pupils, Ben, about his SATs results. Ben is autistic, and Mrs Grecic congratulated him on his fabulous progress, writing: “these tests only measure a little bit of you and your abilities…Ben…is made up of many...

Early Years Development and School-Readiness — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Jul 2016)

Margaret Ritchie: ..., being in a new environment and coping with separation from parents. Imagine dealing with all that while also dealing with the challenges of an educational disability, such as Down’s syndrome or autism. Such children may make up only a minority of those starting school each year, but we in this House never lose sight of the duty we have to give children with special educational...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Autism (11 Jul 2016)

Liz Kendall: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with a diagnosis of autism have been held on mental health wards in each of the last three years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Young Disabled People: Work (11 Jul 2016)

Jo Churchill: Last month, I received a wonderful letter from a 13-year-old constituent, Eleanor, who wrote to me about her 20-year-old brother. Richard has autism and learning difficulties, and struggles to find work with the right support. The news about the educational assistance is therefore very welcome. However, he is met with frustration and discrimination in employment. Eleanor said: “seeing...

Brexit: Case for a Second Referendum - Question for Short Debate (7 Jul 2016)

...about as useful as an exam where everyone gets 50% because those getting the answer wrong thought it was right and vice versa. It is not the first time this has happened—last time it was about autism and the MMR vaccine. Nevertheless, a rerun of a close referendum is unlikely to be broadly acceptable to the public without compelling evidence for it. Nor is a rerun for a...

Employment for People with Disabilities — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Jul 2016)

Margaret Ritchie: ...I can bring to it a perspective from Northern Ireland. We are dealing with people who were born with disabilities and those who were diagnosed later—reference has already been made to people with autism and with special needs. There should be no barriers in society, whether in work or in other spheres of life, for people who are disabled and are seeking to improve their lives, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Maternity Care (5 Jul 2016)

Barry Sheerman: Has the Secretary of State seen the Autism Commission report on barriers to healthcare for people with autism? In maternity care and all other care there are very severe barriers that, with the right will and the right action, we can overcome. Will he read the report and talk to me about it?

EBacc: Expressive Arts Subjects — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (4 Jul 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: ..., and reduces depression and anxiety. Many of these benefits were examined in the Government’s own paper, “Arts for health and wellbeing”, which was published earlier this year. I know from first-hand experience that my son Jack, who has autism, finds literacy and numeracy lessons emotionally exhausting, but he finds music classes exhilarating. So, the arts not only keep...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Funding (4 Jul 2016)

Luke Hall: I warmly welcome the announcement that South Gloucestershire and Stroud College has been successful in its application for the SGS Pegasus free school. It will be an 80-place school for autistic pupils, opening in September 2017. Can the Secretary of State assure me that Pegasus and other schools in South Gloucestershire and in my constituency of Thornbury and Yate will receive their fair...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Mental Health Champion (28 Jun 2016)

Michelle Gildernew: can be impacted on by some of the problems that they face daily. I am speaking at an ADHD event in the Long Gallery later today. I know that young people who do not have a diagnosis of ADHD, autism or other conditions can have a massive impact on the mental health of their parents and carers. It is important that all those strands of health policy be interwoven to ensure that we...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Blue Badge Scheme (27 Jun 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...will commission an impact assessment of the potential effects of the provisions of his Department's Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance (England), published in October 2014, on people with autism, mental ill health and learning disabilities.

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