Results 101–120 of 4587 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Autism (16 Apr 2018)

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment has he made of the accuracy of medical assessments for personal independence payment claimants who have autism.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Exclusions: Autism (5 Apr 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with autism as their primary educational special need have received a (a) permanent and (b) fixed-term exclusion in (i) Lewisham Deptford constituency, (ii) London, and (iii) England in each of the last seven years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Autism (5 Apr 2018)

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to specifically help people with autism into work.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Autism (4 Apr 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that personal independence payment assessors understand autism and its effect on claimants’ lives.

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: ...for Gateshead (Ian Mearns), is a prime example of that. Week after week, he gives us opportunities to discuss the issues that matter most to Members across this House. Today, we had one such debate on autism, and it was an excellent way to spend a profitable couple of hours. I was only disappointed that I could not speak in it myself. My last effort before being made a Minister was to...

Autism (29 Mar 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...heaping praise on my right hon. Friend the Member for Chesham and Amersham (Dame Cheryl Gillan) for securing this important debate and her incredible work over many years to raise the awareness of autism both within and outside this place. It is thanks to her ground-breaking private Member’s Bill on autism that we now have an adult autism strategy. Next year, it will be 10 years...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (29 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: This is National Autism Week, and I should like to ask the Minister whether she is aware that girls are often picked up as being on the autism spectrum much later than boys. Will she urge her colleagues to ensure that, like Sweden, we have a good, early and specific test for autism in every primary school?

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: ...disabilities 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: ...means. They have often been 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...

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...

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: ...entitled “Cuts to 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...

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

Emma Little Pengelly: ...of that inquiry. The report has come out and has been sitting there. Those people need to see action taken on it urgently. I have previously mentioned the 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...

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: ...;M Bargains, 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...

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: ...and thank 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...


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