Results 1–20 of 4256 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Written Answers — Department of Health: Children: Eyesight (20 Jul 2017)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve the examination of eyes for (a) children with autism and (b) other sensory-effected children.

Prison and Youth Custody Centre Safety (19 Jul 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: I know the Minister appreciates the fact that people with autism are disproportionately represented in the custodial system. Notwithstanding the issues at YOI Feltham, it was in fact the first prison to receive autism-friendly accreditation, and the governor and staff there report that that contributed to a diminishment in violence levels across the whole estate. Some 20 prisons have...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Nascot Lawn Respite Service (18 Jul 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ...extent. The Mandate on which NHS England operates also includes the expectation that the NHS will reduce the health gap between people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and autism and the population as a whole, and support them to live full, healthy and independent lives. To support local authorities in meeting their duties, we made available £800 million in grants...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (10 Jul 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: ...to the Independent Mental Health Taskforce report entitled Five Year Forward View on Mental Health published in February 2016, what the timetable is for the establishment of a care pathway for autism.

Women and Equalities: Ex-prisoners (Support) (6 Jul 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: ...of women in prison have experienced domestic violence. The Minister knows that many of the problems associated with women prisoners revolve around their mental health. With increasing evidence that autism is to be found among the female population, will the Minister take advantage of this new set of statistics to look at mental health provision for women leaving prison? That is most important.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (3 Jul 2017)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of steps to improve provision for the investigation and treatment of autism-related medical conditions.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Reorganisation (3 Jul 2017)

Norman Lamb: ...has made of whether proposals in each sustainability and transformation plan will improve access to, and the quality of, support for people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and autism.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (30 Jun 2017)

Helen Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who have a diagnosis of autism have been in hospital for more than two years.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (Continued) (29 Jun 2017)

Lord Addington: ...undertaking some work with Barry Sheerman MP in the House of Commons through a group called AchieveAbility, whose work is based on dyslexia and the other neuro-diverse conditions such as dyspraxia, dyscalculia and autism. It is about how you get further in life. We are looking at recruitment, and the big thing that we have discovered is that, with modern recruitment practices, big...

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Lisa Cameron: ...that funding for the placements of clinical psychologists continues. I would very much welcome comment and reassurance from the Secretary of State in that regard. On services for people who have autistic spectrum disorder, very many constituents with families come to see me who are concerned that their children may merit a diagnosis of autism but still continue to find that the situation...

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: On the issue of a good school place for every child, the Secretary of State will be aware of the proposal that the local mental health trust in our area should no longer diagnose children with autism. Without a diagnosis there is no chance of an educational care plan, and without an ECP there is no opportunity for a child with autism to get a good school place. Will she personally intervene...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Baroness Hollins: ...Mental Health Act and getting widespread agreement to reform will not, however, be easy. I strongly urge the Government to reconsider the criteria for detention for persons with a learning disability and/or autism. The current criteria allow such persons to be detained simply because they have learning disability or autism, in the absence of any associated mental illness. The current Act...

Housing and Social Security (22 Jun 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: ...truly delighted that in the Queen’s Speech we have had confirmation that the mental health legislation and how it is delivering for people will be reviewed. I know that the Minister is aware that mental health provision is a huge issue for people on the autism spectrum. Research suggests that more than 70% of children on the autism spectrum develop mental health problems during their...

Business of the House (22 Jun 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: ...the Leader of the House find time for a debate on the plans of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust and my local clinical commissioning group no longer to diagnose children with autism? The decision would mean that there will be no opportunity for a special educational needs statement and no opportunity, therefore, for an appropriate school place.

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...


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