Results 181–200 of 4227 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Lord Addington:, which leads me into my main contribution. The fact is that if someone has a hidden disability—I am thinking primarily about dyslexia but it could be many other hidden disabilities: dyscalculia, autism, you name it—they can have a problem engaging properly with the state. It is very difficult to access the benefits that the state can offer. We always think of dyslexia...

Sats Results (12 Jul 2016)

Angela Rayner: ...schools. I could not put things any better than Mrs Jane Grecic, the headteacher of Lansbury Bridge School in St Helen’s, who wrote to one of her 11-year-old pupils, Ben, about his SATs results. Ben is autistic, and Mrs Grecic congratulated him on his fabulous progress, writing: “these tests only measure a little bit of you and your abilities…Ben…is made up of many...

Early Years Development and School-Readiness — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Jul 2016)

Margaret Ritchie: ..., being in a new environment and coping with separation from parents. Imagine dealing with all that while also dealing with the challenges of an educational disability, such as Down’s syndrome or autism. Such children may make up only a minority of those starting school each year, but we in this House never lose sight of the duty we have to give children with special educational...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Autism (11 Jul 2016)

Liz Kendall: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with a diagnosis of autism have been held on mental health wards in each of the last three years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Young Disabled People: Work (11 Jul 2016)

Jo Churchill: Last month, I received a wonderful letter from a 13-year-old constituent, Eleanor, who wrote to me about her 20-year-old brother. Richard has autism and learning difficulties, and struggles to find work with the right support. The news about the educational assistance is therefore very welcome. However, he is met with frustration and discrimination in employment. Eleanor said: “seeing...

Brexit: Case for a Second Referendum - Question for Short Debate (7 Jul 2016)

...about as useful as an exam where everyone gets 50% because those getting the answer wrong thought it was right and vice versa. It is not the first time this has happened—last time it was about autism and the MMR vaccine. Nevertheless, a rerun of a close referendum is unlikely to be broadly acceptable to the public without compelling evidence for it. Nor is a rerun for a...

Employment for People with Disabilities — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Jul 2016)

Margaret Ritchie: ...I can bring to it a perspective from Northern Ireland. We are dealing with people who were born with disabilities and those who were diagnosed later—reference has already been made to people with autism and with special needs. There should be no barriers in society, whether in work or in other spheres of life, for people who are disabled and are seeking to improve their lives, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Maternity Care (5 Jul 2016)

Barry Sheerman: Has the Secretary of State seen the Autism Commission report on barriers to healthcare for people with autism? In maternity care and all other care there are very severe barriers that, with the right will and the right action, we can overcome. Will he read the report and talk to me about it?

EBacc: Expressive Arts Subjects — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (4 Jul 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: ..., and reduces depression and anxiety. Many of these benefits were examined in the Government’s own paper, “Arts for health and wellbeing”, which was published earlier this year. I know from first-hand experience that my son Jack, who has autism, finds literacy and numeracy lessons emotionally exhausting, but he finds music classes exhilarating. So, the arts not only keep...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Funding (4 Jul 2016)

Luke Hall: I warmly welcome the announcement that South Gloucestershire and Stroud College has been successful in its application for the SGS Pegasus free school. It will be an 80-place school for autistic pupils, opening in September 2017. Can the Secretary of State assure me that Pegasus and other schools in South Gloucestershire and in my constituency of Thornbury and Yate will receive their fair...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Mental Health Champion (28 Jun 2016)

Michelle Gildernew: can be impacted on by some of the problems that they face daily. I am speaking at an ADHD event in the Long Gallery later today. I know that young people who do not have a diagnosis of ADHD, autism or other conditions can have a massive impact on the mental health of their parents and carers. It is important that all those strands of health policy be interwoven to ensure that we...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Blue Badge Scheme (27 Jun 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...will commission an impact assessment of the potential effects of the provisions of his Department's Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance (England), published in October 2014, on people with autism, mental ill health and learning disabilities.

Tributes to Jo Cox (20 Jun 2016)

Cheryl Gillan: Jo Cox was a politician who spanned continents and political parties. Among other causes, she campaigned alongside many of us on behalf of people with autism. With her death, we have lost a powerful advocate. When I came into this House in 1992, I sat alongside the first woman MP for Batley and Spen, Elizabeth Peacock. She held her surgeries for 14 years in the Birstall library, and she...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Autism (17 Jun 2016)

Jess Phillips: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2016 to Question 38739, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of children who were receiving School Action or School Action Plus who subsequently would not be expected to meet the criteria for an Education, Health and Care plan.

Scottish Autism (Funding Support) (16 Jun 2016)

Scottish Autism (Funding Support)

Further Education Colleges: Greater Manchester — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (15 Jun 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...the parent of a child at a special educational needs school, I cannot contribute to a debate such as this without mentioning the dire need to improve further education opportunities for those with special and complex needs. Take autism, for example. It was my great privilege to help Ambitious about Autism’s youth patrons to develop their employ autism campaign, which highlights that...

Business without Debate: Air Passengers With Dementia (14 Jun 2016)

Robert Goodwill: confuse a healthy person from time to time, never mind a person with a hidden disability. The term “hidden disability” is used to cover a wide variety of conditions that are not evident, such as dementia, autism, learning difficulties and hearing loss. According to Civil Aviation Authority research, as many as 7% of all British people are potentially avoiding air travel...

Library Services: Thornton-Cleveleys — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (14 Jun 2016)

Paul Maynard: express today. Of course, it is not just local MPs who are frustrated by this; it is all of our constituents, too. Let me quote from Nicky Frankland, who wrote on my Facebook page earlier this week: “I home educate my daughter of 5 who has Asperger syndrome, the library is a vital part of our lives or should I say her life. It gives us the references we need along with the means...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Reform (14 Jun 2016)

Cheryl Gillan: When developing reform prisons, will the Secretary of State take into account the experience of Feltham young offenders unit, which has become the first autism-accredited prison in the country? I led a cross-party visit by the all-party parliamentary group on autism to the prison yesterday, and saw how that was helping to reduce violence and helping with rehabilitation. Will the Secretary of...

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