Results 281–300 of 4546 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Long-term Health Problems and Work Outcomes — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Apr 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...support employers, but a shop window to the third sector and other organisations that can provide the expert, bespoke support that employers want. If, for example, a business has employed someone with autism, it will want expertise and expert advice, so we want to move forward with that immediately. The Disability Confident scheme is gathering pace, and there are many other things we can...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus: Disability (18 Apr 2017)

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to monitor the outcomes of support provided through Jobcentre Plus for (a) disabled and (b) autistic people.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme: Autism (18 Apr 2017)

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Access to Work Hidden Impairments Specialist Team is able to refer people to specialist autism-specific support.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Autism (18 Apr 2017)

Catherine West: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department records whether benefit claimants are on the autism spectrum.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work and Health Programme: Autism (18 Apr 2017)

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the Government's Work and Health Programme will ensure that autistic people have access to specialist support.

Scottish Parliament: Addaction (18 Apr 2017)

Ross Thomson: ..., with the right framework of care and support. I have been most struck by Addaction’s work with young people across the UK. Andrew was just 14 when he started taking cocaine and ecstasy as a means to combat his Asperger’s syndrome. What began as a means to feel more sociable and outgoing became a devastating addiction that caused Andrew to suffer paranoid delusions, extreme...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Autism: Employment (5 Apr 2017)

Cat Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the National Autistic Society's report, The autism employment gap: too much information in the workplace, published in October 2016, if he will make it his policy to increase the number of people with autism in employment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Plaistow (4 Apr 2017)

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the closure of Plaistow Jobcentre Plus on people with (a) learning disabilities, (b) autism, (c) sensory impairment and (d) others who find it difficult to travel independently.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Learning Disability (4 Apr 2017)

Lord Henley: The Government strongly supports the need to provide more employment opportunities to adults with a learning disability or autism. In 2015 3,140 individuals with a learning disability started the Work Choice programme, with 61% achieving a job outcome. 2016 annual data are not yet available. In 2015 the department introduced Specialist Employability Support (SES) to provide up to a further...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques (30 Mar 2017)

Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on the care and treatment of people with learning disabilities and autism of the contents of the Channel 4 Dispatches programme, Under Lock and Key, broadcast on 1 March 2017; and what steps he is taking to investigate the use of restrictive practices such as restraint, seclusion and...

Scottish Parliament: Elmwood Campus (30 Mar 2017)

Alex Rowley: ...at Elmwood College through investment that had been gifted through a local trust. I remember meeting a number of pupils and teachers from a specialist support unit in the college, which supported people on the autistic spectrum. The provision and support were second to none. Elmwood College has played an important part in Fife, and I think that its being split between Fife College and SRUC...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Strategy (30 Mar 2017)

Maureen Watt: .... We will ensure that that is made clear in statutory guidance. We will also commission a review of current legislation to see whether—and what—further reforms are necessary so that the needs of people with learning disabilities and autism are properly taken into account. That is not the only legislation that we propose to consider. We will reform the adults with incapacity...

Personal Independence Payment: Regulations (29 Mar 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...the descriptors. That is not the case. As time is tight, perhaps I could place some case studies in the Library if that is in order, Mr Speaker. As has been pointed out, if someone is suffering from autism, PTSD, depression or a similar condition, they can score 12 points on that descriptor. Let me cover the issues on process. We have used the most appropriate parliamentary procedure. It...

Scottish Parliament: Included in the Main Campaign (28 Mar 2017)

Graeme Dey: ..., who has complex needs, has been unable to attend the local secondary school base for some months. Ahead of an effort to try to reintegrate her, the mum was invited to visit the newly refurbished base facilities, which she had been told would be an asset in catering for the girl, who is, among other things, autistic. However, the decor’s colour scheme was not autism friendly. The...

Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Annul (27 Mar 2017)

Lord Henley: ...of PIP. I do not know whether the House would like it, but if it would, I could give examples at this stage. However, perhaps at this stage I will confine myself to just one, which relates to the points raised by my noble friend Lady Browning, on the problems of those with autism. I can give an assurance that as regards someone with a development disorder such as autistic spectrum...

Bus Services Bill [Lords]: National strategy (27 Mar 2017)

Maria Miller: ...me about the importance of having information available on the routes that they are taking. That is important not only for partially sighted or blind passengers, but for one constituent with autism and special needs who contacted me. This will help that individual, as well as a broader group. As my noble Friend Baroness Campbell pointed out in the other place, other issues of national...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Young People in Work (27 Mar 2017)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: Young autistic people have a great contribution to make to our economy and society, yet a recent survey by the National Autistic Society reckons that only 16% are in full-time work, and that trend has not changed during the past 10 years. In World Autism Awareness Week, will the Minister tell us how the Government could help? Not only are our employers missing out on the skills and potential...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Learning Disability (23 Mar 2017)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average annual cost to the public purse of supporting a person with challenging behaviour and learning disabilities, autism or both within an assessment and treatment unit.

Delegated Legislation: Baby Loss (Public Health Guidelines) (21 Mar 2017)

Tim Loughton: ..., where there is a particular problem with heavy drinking. Those children were born with all sorts of disabilities, some of which manifested themselves as the symptoms that we know of in ongoing conditions such as autism. There may be an understating of the effects of foetal alcohol syndrome because it can appear somewhere on the autistic spectrum as well. We need to do more research into...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: The Lord Chancellor is very generous in giving way to me twice. She will be aware that people with autism are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system. Young Offender Institution Feltham was the first prison to have accreditation as autism-friendly, which it has found has reduced violence and helped people with mental health problems. I understand that 20 other prisons...


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