Results 1–20 of 4058 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Autism (13 May 2002)

Maria Eagle: ...As Jobcentre Plus is an Executive Agency, the Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question concerning the training employment advisers are given in respect of the needs of people with autistic spectrum disorders who are seeking work. Disability awareness open learning materials are available to all advisers, and are an important pre-requisite for attendance on all disability...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Autism Spectrum Disorder (2 Nov 2011)

Earl Howe: The definition of autism set out in Fulfilling and rewarding lives, the Strategy for adults with autism in England (2010) follows the World Health Organisation's International Statistical Classification of Diseases-10 criteria which define autism as a lifelong condition that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people, and how a person makes sense of the world around...

Written Answers — Health: Autism (25 Nov 2002)

Jacqui Smith: Adults with autism are benefiting from funding of over £200,000 which the Department made through the Section 64 Scheme of Grants to Voluntary Organisations between 1998–99 and 2001–02. We are currently devoting a further £154,000 over three years to the National Autistic Society project XIndependence and Autism: Good Practice for Service Providers". This will support...

Written Answers — Health: Autism and Asperger Syndrome (18 Mar 2003)

Jacqui Smith: ...for support for research into any aspect of human health and these are judged in open competition with other demands on funding. The MRC funds a large amount of work on the causes and treatment of autism, and to increase the knowledge base of issues surrounding autism. The amounts the MRC has spent on autism research in recent years are shown in Table 1. Table 1: MRC spend on autism...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Autism (5 May 2004)

Margaret Hodge: The Government are playing its part in raising awareness of autism and working in partnership with the voluntary sector and others to improve provision. Some children with autism benefit from mainstream provision, others from specialist provision. The SEN legislative framework and accompanying guidance helps schools and LEAs to support children with autism in the right setting. Children with...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Autism (22 Nov 2010)

Chris Grayling: ...working for Atos Healthcare who carry out assessments for employment and support allowance are issued with evidence-based protocols on mental health conditions, including information on Autistic Spectrum Disorders, as part of their induction training. In addition, all health care professionals are required to engage in a programme of continuing medical education. Atos, in conjunction with...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Autism (28 Apr 2016)

Priti Patel: ...,160 Pervasive Development Disorders 9,920 Source: DWP 100% data Table 2 – Disability Living Allowance (DLA) (cases in payment) by specified main disabling conditions of Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and Other learning difficulties, Great Britain: August 2015 DLA All conditions 3,020,610 Asperger's Syndrome 38,320 Autism 118,080 Other Learning Difficulties...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Asperger’s Syndrome (10 Sep 2002)

Bairbre de Brún: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. Gabhaim mo bhuíochas leis an Uasal Fee as deis a thabhairt dúinn riachtanais páistí agus aosach le siondróm Asperger a phlé. Thóg Comhaltaí ceisteanna agus ábhair imní tábhachtacha le linn na díospóireachta. Tá mé tiomanta dona chinntiú go mbeidh teacht ag páistí...

Written Answers — Health: Asperger's Syndrome: Health Services (24 Nov 2008)

Phil Hope: "Better Services for people with an autistic spectrum disorder", published on 16 November 2006, clarified the nature and intent of Government policy as it relates to adults with an autistic spectrum condition (ASC) including Asperger's syndrome. It encourages people in the social care and health field to develop local agendas for action. A copy of the document has been placed in the Library....

Scottish Parliament: Children and Young People (Services) (12 Dec 2002)

Lloyd Quinan: If it is true that the situation is improving, can the minister tell me how many local authorities in Scotland have an integrated strategy to deal with children with autism or Asperger's syndrome? How many further or higher education colleges in Scotland run programmes for children with Asperger's syndrome and autistic spectrum disorder?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnosis (9 Jul 2001)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: The number of people being identified as having Asperger's Syndrome is increasing. Although more people are being diagnosed in childhood, improvements in diagnosis are also resulting in the initial identification of adults with this disorder. A recent analysis by the National Autistic Society of data from 450 parents of adults with autistic spectrum disorders suggested that 46 per cent of...

Autistic Children (Education) (7 Mar 2007)

Bill Rammell: ...educational needs co-ordinators so that they can work within a school. Early identification is crucial so that children get the direction and support that they need. As hon. Members will know, autism is a spectrum condition. We talk about autistic spectrum disorders because people with the condition range from those with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour to intelligent...

Written Answers — Education: Asperger's Syndrome (21 Mar 2013)

Edward Timpson: ...professional development provision through the publication of additional online training materials for teachers of pupils with the most common and complex special educational needs, such as autism and Asperger's syndrome. The Government have provided funding to train all new school SEN coordinators so they can better advise their colleagues on how to meet children's needs. That training...

Written Answers — Health: Autism (21 Mar 2006)

Liam Byrne: The information requested is not held centrally. Diagnoses of autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) in hospitals is shown in the table. Number of finished consultant episodes involving a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders, by age at end of episode, England, 1997–98 to 2004–05 Age at end of episode Year 16 and under Aged over 16 Unknown All diagnoses ...

Written Answers — Health: Autism (12 Feb 2004)

Stephen Ladyman: The Government's policy is that appropriate services should be provided for children and adults with autism according to each individual's needs. Most children with autism will need high quality support from health, education and social services. They should receive this through an integrated system. Our recently published Green Paper "Every Child Matters", sets out proposals to integrate...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment (Autism) (10 Feb 2003)

Nick Brown: People with autism can access the full range of Jobcentre Plus employment programmes aimed at helping people with disabilities to find work, including Workstep and Access to Work. The Department also has a contract with the National Autistic Society's Prospects service to develop and test ways of helping people with autism and Asperger syndrome into work.

Asperger Syndrome (23 Oct 2001)

Angela Browning: I declare a non-remunerated interest: I am a special councillor on the national council of the National Autistic Society. I believe that this is the first time that the House has considered a debate specifically dedicated to Asperger syndrome. I am aware, of course, that many Members of Parliament have raised individual cases from their constituencies—all too often when a crisis has...

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Autism (29 Jan 2008)

Kevin Brennan: The Department for Children, Schools and Families does not offer services for people with autism and Asperger's syndrome directly. However, the Department, through the national strategies, will continue to implement its long-term special educational needs (SEN) strategy removing barriers to achievement, aimed at bringing improvements in provision for all children with SEN, including those...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Autism (10 Jul 2001)

Lord Morris of Manchester: asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration they are giving to the findings of the National Autistic Society's recent survey of adults with autism and Asperger syndrome and their carers entitled Ignored or Ineligible? The Reality for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders; and whether there is any action they will take to improve levels of support for them.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Asperger's Syndrome (14 Oct 2014)

Mark Harper: DWP is an active member of the Autism Programme Board (APB) formed in 2009, and contributes regular feedback to the group on progress made to improve services for people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, including Asperger’s Syndrome and associated Hidden Impairment conditions. DWP is strongly committed to sponsoring the work activity of the Hidden Impairment National Group (HING)....

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