Results 161–180 of 4321 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Household Food Insecurity — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (6 Dec 2016)

Mark Durkan: I commend the hon. Lady for securing this important debate. The experience of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Autism Act 2009, for example, is that the core initiative is to ensure an obligation on the state, or parts of the state, to know the numbers and to identify the needs. Essentially, that is what she is calling for in this debate. That has to happen not only at a UK...

National Life: Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities - Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2016)

Lord Addington: ...”. As president of the British Dyslexia Association I have got into rows when people have said, “Dyslexia is the big problem”. My response has been, “No, it is one of the problems”. Those working in the field of autism, dyspraxia and dyscalculia do not talk to each other, despite the fact that they all come together under one spectrum. I have been waiting for...

Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Reduction Bill: Duty to provide advisory services (30 Nov 2016)

David Burrowes: I am grateful to the Minister for that reassurance. For adults who are struggling to get a diagnosis of autism, clarification is needed in the guidance on the level of evidence necessary to ensure that the duties are triggered. I welcome the clause.

Scottish Parliament: Education (30 Nov 2016)

Ross Greer: ...pupils with a range of additional needs—whether it is those who have learned English as an additional language, those who have dyslexia or behavioural difficulties or those who are on the autistic spectrum. Children and young people with additional support needs are by no means a homogeneous group. Individual support is important for every child but, for those with additional support...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (29 Nov 2016)

Marie Rimmer: With just one in six people with autism in employment, would it not have been better to invest in improving the Work and Health programme, rather than cutting it, to assist people to gain employment and thereby save on benefits? They want to work.

Health: Parity of Esteem - Question for Short Debate (28 Nov 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: this House—or their recent operations. But how often do people ever say, “Actually, I had a breakdown two years ago”, or, “I have been seeing a counsellor because I am worried about my child who has autism”? Very rarely are these issues brought up. We have a lot to do to try to make those conversations as normal as ones in which people talk about their...

Sustainable Development Goals — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Nov 2016)

Lisa Cameron: ...concerned by the cuts to employment and support allowance, which helps people to be independent and enables them to get into work. The disability employment gap in this country is shocking. This morning, I met the National Autistic Society, which indicated that that gap is even higher among people with autism. Will the Minister confirm who is responsible for ensuring that the goals are...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism: Children (24 Nov 2016)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to promote and facilitate the diagnosis of autism in children between the ages of two and four years.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Third Reading (23 Nov 2016)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield: ...four times more likely than their peers to have a mental health difficulty and 45% of children entering care have a diagnosable mental health condition—such as anxiety and depression, hyperactivity or an autistic spectrum disorder—a figure that rises to a truly alarming 72% for children entering residential care. I listened very carefully to what the Ministers said, most...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Arm's-length Bodies (22 Nov 2016)

Phillip Logan: ...exceeded its targets, promoting over 5,500 jobs across Northern Ireland against a target of 4,000. There is an organisation that is delivering. I recently spoke in the Chamber about the Middletown Centre for Autism and the fantastic service it provides. The glowing reports from its most recent inspection highlight its effective service. When individuals in my constituency contact me...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (22 Nov 2016)

Oliver Colvile: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local authorities have published an autism strategy; and what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all local authorities are producing such strategies.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Rural Schools: Draft Strategic Area Plan (21 Nov 2016)

Jennifer McCann: ...a school. I would like to see those regeneration projects being taken forward in the overall plan. As I said, we have debated all sorts of things over the last number of weeks, for example, nurture units and autism provision.

International Men’S Day (17 Nov 2016)

Mims Davies: ...on the school run and at sports days and parents evenings. We must also salute men who are carers. I am often visited at my surgery by people who are worried about their wives or their disabled or autistic children, or those who are struggling to manage with a partner who has dementia or a long-term and chronic illness. Where appropriate, we need to support our men, including by keeping...

Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (17 Nov 2016)

Stephen Timms:—was also clear that this was going to be done by 2020. That was what everyone in the disability organisations understood. A month or so ago, I attended the launch, which was hosted by the right hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham (Mrs Gillan), of the National Autistic Society document “The autism employment gap”. Let me read what it says: “The UK Government has...

Autumn Statement Distributional Analysis, Universal Credit and Esa (16 Nov 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: .... I am proud to have made a small contribution to bringing that forward. It is very welcome that organisations such as Scope, Leonard Cheshire, the Royal National Institute Of Blind People, the National Autistic Society and hundreds of others are using their expertise and first-hand experience to help shape policy. I will continue to raise the importance of making them a priority in policy...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (16 Nov 2016)

Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account his Department took of (a) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, (b) Asperger syndrome, (c) dyspraxia and (d) other neuro-developmental conditions when designing fitness for work questionnaires.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Educational Psychologists (15 Nov 2016)

Peter Weir: ...close those in terms of numbers. I am happy to work with my colleague in Health at the Executive to ensure that we get timely interventions. It was mentioned earlier today when we were debating autism, for example, that one of the problems was early diagnosis, which principally lies with Health, but there is a joint responsibility. The sooner we can get to a diagnosis and, indeed,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Forge Integrated Primary School (15 Nov 2016)

Peter Weir: ..., but, for the benefit of the House, the three proposals are to relocate the school to the former Knockbreda High School site; to establish a 52-place part-time nursery unit; and to establish an autistic spectrum disorder centre at Key Stage 1 and a general learning support centre at Key Stage 2. The publication on 20 October triggered a two-month objection consultation period, during...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Middletown Centre for Autism (15 Nov 2016)

Catherine Seeley: ...his contribution. Apologies: it was me speaking. We do not want to divide on the issue. That would not send out a positive message to the centre or to teachers, parents and carers of children with autism. I hope that we can move forward on the issue, with consensus right across the House.

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