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Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Agnew of Oulton: .... Additionally, the department has funded a range of organisations to develop specialist resources and training to support teachers to identify and effectively meet the needs of pupils with autism; dyslexia and specific learning difficulties; speech, language and communication needs; sensory impairments and physical disabilities. All the materials funded by the department are hosted on the...

Disability Support (19 Dec 2018)

Ruth George: ...in income of nearly £10,000 a year—that those families will see under universal credit. It is no wonder that families fear universal credit. A constituent with a four-year-old son who is autistic and non-verbal wrote to me to say that she has had to give up work to care for him because she cannot get care in the school holidays, so as well as losing her own wage, she has also lost tax...

Train Operating Companies: Yorkshire — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (19 Dec 2018)

Rachael Maskell: ...that are needed; we need to change the environments to accommodate diversity. I suggest that the Minister talks to the TSSA, which is a leader in this field, about how we can accommodate autism and other such things, and make sure that our stations are supportive of people with sensory impairments. Let me give the Minister a gentle reminder: guards are on trains not just to close doors,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism: Psychiatric Hospitals (19 Dec 2018)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that autistic people are not placed inappropriately in psychiatric wards and units.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Disability (19 Dec 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...Information Standard. We have no plans to introduce a national healthcare strategy for disabled people. In the new year we will consult on the introduction of mandatory learning disability and autism training for health and care staff. This will provide for greater parity of treatment by ensuring that staff understand the needs of people with learning disability or autism and have the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Autism (19 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the educational outcomes for children with pathological demand avoidance.

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Services (19 Dec 2018)

Clare Haughey: ...one on the reform of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, and one on how the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 meets the needs of those with learning disability and autism. We will continue to support stakeholders who are working to ensure that people can fully enjoy their rights, free from stigma and discrimination. In August, we published “Scotland’s...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] (18 Dec 2018)

Paula Sherriff: ...stakeholders the serious concerns about how the Bill has proceeded. Surely the Government should have started consulting them at an early stage rather than proceeding at what Mencap, the National Autistic Society and many others have called “a breakneck speed”. There are other examples of the Government acting hastily. There has still been no code of practice, and no definition of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme: Autism (18 Dec 2018)

Thangam Debbonaire: ...for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Access to Work Hidden Impairment Specialist Team in (a) advising employers on supporting employees diagnosed with autism, (b) offering autistic people an assessment of their needs at work and (c) helping to develop support plans for those people.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Support for SEND Learners (17 Dec 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Brooke School in Rugby caters for children with autism, physical disabilities, medical needs and learning difficulties, and it has recently opened a shop in Rugby town centre where pupils learn to produce products from recycled materials and sell them to the public. Does the Minister agree that that is an excellent opportunity to learn workplace skills? Will he join me in commending the...

Disability-inclusive Development - Question for Short Debate (13 Dec 2018)

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington: ...areas of Syria—pioneering the use of new assessment tools to help meet the needs of children with disabilities—and a young boy of 11, himself with a disability, teaching coding to people with autism and Tourette’s in Bangladesh. By centering the strategy on inclusive education, social protection, economic empowerment and humanitarian action, DfID is committing to empowering disabled...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Learning Disability (13 Dec 2018)

Barbara Keeley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to NHS England of the treatment of patients with (a) learning disabilities and (b) autism in assessment and treatment units in each year since 2010.

Scottish Parliament: Demonstrating Leadership in Human Rights (13 Dec 2018)

Annie Wells: ...feels like a major shift in attitudes to mental health, for many people everyday stigma continues, in particular in the workplace. In the context of education, the work of the cross-party group on autism has opened my eyes to the struggles of pupils with additional support needs. That is something that I will pursue. Human rights have not only changed our country; they have given us a...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Third Reading (11 Dec 2018)

Baroness Thornton: ...of the Bill. If noble Lords cast their minds back to the summer, we were thrown into this Bill at very short notice, as were those organisations. I thank Mencap, VoiceAbility, Mind, the National Autistic Society, the Alzheimer’s Society and the Relatives and Residents Association. I must also mention Lucy Series at Cardiff University, who provided some fantastic briefing. I thank...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Professions: Training (10 Dec 2018)

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make Autism and Learning Disability Training mandatory for all healthcare professionals.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Learning Disability (10 Dec 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...has published Learning Disability Improvement Standards for NHS trusts in England to help ensure that trusts monitor and review the care they provide to people with a learning disability or autism. Compliance with these standards will ensure that trusts assure themselves that they have the necessary structures, processes, workforce and skills to deliver the outcomes that people with...

Scottish Parliament: Additional Support Needs Teachers (6 Dec 2018)

Richard Leonard: ...000. Need is up by over 30 per cent, but the number of qualified teachers is down by over 6 per cent. Yesterday, I spoke to the mother of a 13-year-old boy called Callum. Callum has low-functioning autism. He struggled last year with his move to high school. He was placed in a department of additional support. Callum’s family believes that the teacher in charge of his class did not have...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (5 Dec 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...pupils effectively. Additionally, DfE has funded a range of organisations to develop specialist resources and training to support teachers to identify and effectively meet the needs of pupils with autism; dyslexia and specific learning difficulties; speech, language and communication needs; sensory impairments and physical disabilities. All the materials funded by the department are hosted...

Young People with Autism (Educational Provision) (5 Dec 2018)

Young People with Autism (Educational Provision)

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Dec 2018)

Julie Cooper: ...with special educational needs are not having those needs met at school and that over 2,000 children on education, health and care plans in 2018 received no support whatsoever. Ambitious about Autism reports a 60% increase over the past four years in autistic children being excluded from school. Will the Prime Minister please look beyond those figures to the children affected and to the...


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