Julie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with autism as their primary special educational need received a permanent or fixed-period exclusion in (a) the North West and (b) each local authority area in the North West in each of the last five years.
Drew Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are being taken to help claimants with autism apply for (a) employment support allowance and (b) personal independence payments.
Thangam Debbonaire: Following the restoration and renewal debate, may we have a debate in Government time about making this place and all public buildings truly autism-friendly?
Thangam Debbonaire: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on young autistic adults in further education of the implementation of universal credit.
Justin Madders: ...told that their daughter could go into cardiac arrest during the operation, so I cannot begin to imagine the anguish that they must have gone through in preparing themselves for the operation five times. Or what about the 12-year-old autistic girl from my constituency whose operation to remove her tonsils has been postponed? She has had at least eight bouts of infection in the past year,...
Sarah Newton: ...all recognise from our constituency casework with young people and their parents. The parents are really worried about what happens to their child, particularly if they have learning difficulties—autism was the case quoted with Drew. When they leave education, they want to work, they have a passion to work, but they can find it very challenging to navigate the system. That should not...
Lisa Cameron: ...as soon as they leave. So that is another area of vulnerability. We must look at particularly vulnerable offenders and services for women and young offenders. We also need an increased awareness of autism in prison. There is a high risk of suicide within that community, particularly if they are incarcerated. In my experience, far too many of our veterans go into prison. We are failing...
Damien Moore: I welcome my hon. Friend to her new role. In my constituency of Southport, three excellent schools specialise in teaching children with autism as well as behavioural and learning disabilities. Does she agree that encouraging children with those conditions to learn about our political structure will make them more likely to engage with the electoral systems as adults?
Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a national autism and education strategy.
Robert Goodwill: ...pupils with a statement of SEND or an Education, Health and Care plan. There are 12 categories of need, including social, emotional and mental health; speech, language and communication needs; and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The latest figures are available in Table 8 of the National Tables on the Department’s website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/special-educational...
Thangam Debbonaire: ...of the restoration and renewal debate, in which we can debate how to make both Houses of Parliament truly accessible for people with disabilities, particularly for those one in 100 people on the autistic spectrum?
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the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the findings of Matthew Mold et al on aluminium in brain tissue in autism, reported in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology; and if so, whether they will encourage further investigation of the link between the incidence of autism spectrum disorder and aluminium.
Oliver Heald: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Autism Act 2009 was such an example, as was the legislation creating marine protection zones that was brought in by our former hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Sarah Newton: ...increase the capacity of the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service. A proof of concept of local supported employment will work with experts in helping people with learning disabilities and autism into work. Specialist Employment Support includes providers with specialist expertise in sensory impairments. We have also progressed with roll-out of the Personal Support Package, a range...
Damien Moore: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the rate of employment was for people with autism and Asperger's syndrome in each month of (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15, (f) 2015-16 and (g) 2016-17 in (I) Southport and (ii) the UK.
Jackie Doyle-Price: ...and true collaborative partnership working with stakeholders where families are strongly represented. The Transforming Care Programme recognises that when children and young people have a learning disability, autism or both and behaviours that challenge and/or a mental health condition, the impact on the family as a whole can be significant. One of the key principles of our Transforming...
Lord Bradley: ...Majesty's Government how many convicted sex offenders are (1) in prison, and (2) under supervision in the community; and how many in each of those categories have (a) a learning disability, or (b) autism.
Lisa Cameron: There are still not enough staff trained in autism diagnosis across the NHS. Would the Secretary of State consider training a specialist in each community, adolescent and child mental health service right across the country to ensure that there is no longer a postcode lottery?
Trudy Harrison: “Jesse Evans—Autism Adventures” highlights the daily challenges faced by families living with autism, who are supported by self-sustaining groups such as Autism around the Combe. Will the Minister explain how the recent announcement of a multimillion pound development at West Cumberland Hospital will help those families?