Results 1–20 of 4230 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Scottish Parliament: Teacher Training Programme (17 May 2017)

Ross Greer: ...has started with issues in teacher education. We have heard some infamous examples—for example, how one member of staff was told to watch the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” in order to learn about Asperger’s syndrome. That is a single incident, but unfortunately it is not entirely unique. Fully qualified teachers and people in training tell us that they do not have...

Scottish Parliament: Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day (17 May 2017)

Christine Grahame: ...or that of their children is; notes that NF is a progressive condition and can cause a variety of problems, including physical and learning difficulties and mental health issues, and is also linked to autism; appreciates that people have concerns that, due to lack of awareness, those affected may not receive the correct treatment in time, and notes hopes that across all UK NHS boards,...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

Alex Rowley: ...required for a fairer Scotland for disabled people. Enable Scotland points out, for learning disability week, that there are key issues, not least in education, where more than half of young people who have learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders feel they are not achieving their full potential at school. Inclusion Scotland points out that although the Scottish Government...

Whirlpool: Product Safety System — [Ms Joan Ryan in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Carolyn Harris: ...who is not a constituent. He sent me a photograph of his tumble dryer being repaired, 18 months after he brought it to Whirlpool’s attention. He was delighted that it was being repaired, but he told me that he has an acutely autistic little boy, who has spent the past 18 months believing that the tumble dryer is a very dangerous piece of equipment. He cannot now convince his child...

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...some of the challenges of how money for free schools is being spent—there is an enormous amount of good work going on. In Berwick-upon-Tweed, we are looking to apply for a free school to create an autism school, because there is an enormous gap across the north-east, particularly in rural areas, in provision for our autistic children. I will revert to mentioning my computer-geek son...

Scottish Parliament: Carers and Social Care (26 Apr 2017)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...out to provide care for the children they love, which they seem to do in near isolation. I am talking about people such as Khalida Hussein, who was relieved to finally get a diagnosis for her severely autistic son a year ago, only to discover that that meant joining an even longer waiting list for assessment and resource allocation, which she is yet to receive; Elspeth Martin, who is keen...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Extremism in Prisons (25 Apr 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: Extremism in prisons means that vulnerable people, such as those with mental health problems or those on the autistic spectrum, could be at great risk in those closed environments. Will the Minister tell me what work the Government are doing to protect people from extremism within the prison system and what reasonable adjustments are being made to help those particularly vulnerable people?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Autism (24 Apr 2017)

Corri Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will launch a national programme to promote the employment potential of autistic people to employers.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Autism (24 Apr 2017)

Corri Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will record the number of autistic people in employment as part of the Labour Force Survey; and what steps his Department has taken to ensure that autistic people are benefitting from increased employment rates.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Vocational Guidance (21 Apr 2017)

Caroline Ansell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers with responsibility for providing careers advice have had training in autism.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Autism (21 Apr 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many autistic people completed apprenticeships in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus: Training (20 Apr 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability employment advisers have received training in dealing with people with autism.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus: Training (20 Apr 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Jobcentre Plus work coaches have received training in dealing with people with autism.

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.


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