Results 41–60 of 4466 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Ruth Cadbury: ...maturity. Many convicted under joint enterprise are not in full maturity; the justice system is beginning, slowly, to understand that young men under 25 are not mature and need to be considered slightly differently—their maturity must be a factor in their cases. The other factor is the autism spectrum. Alex Henry’s diagnosis of autism was important in his case. Despite...

Scottish Parliament: Adverse Childhood Experiences (24 Jan 2018)

Jeremy Balfour: in trauma-informed practice, they see changes in lifestyle. Professionals are identifying trauma in multi-agency meetings and in assessments, and schools are flagging trauma in the same way that they flag autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Just this week, I spoke to a primary headteacher in the Lothians who welcomes the increased awareness of ACEs among...

Skills Devolution (England) (23 Jan 2018)

Anne Milton: ...any one time. That company is doing what we need employers to do. If it has a skills shortage, it recruits locally and takes apprentices from level 2 up to level 7, catering in some areas specifically for people with special needs and people on the autism spectrum. It is brilliant. All the changes brought in have put the Institute for Apprenticeships and employers centre stage. Someone...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (23 Jan 2018)

Lisa Cameron: Individuals with autism spectrum disorder are some of the most vulnerable inmates in prison and are often subject to bullying, abuse and victimisation, with high rates of suicide. What progress is being made on autism accreditation in prisons?

Scottish Parliament: Unpaid Trial Shifts (23 Jan 2018)

Rona Mackay: .... The member is clearly right about that. This is Scotland 2018, not Victorian Britain. I will give a few examples of what we are talking about here. There was the headline case of a young man with Asperger’s syndrome being dumped by B&M after 15 hours of free work. He was on the work rota for the following weeks when, out of the blue, he was told to go. He said: “If it was...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Autism: North West (19 Jan 2018)

Julie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with autism as their primary special educational need received a permanent or fixed-period exclusion in (a) the North West and (b) each local authority area in the North West in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Autism (19 Jan 2018)

Drew Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are being taken to help claimants with autism apply for (a) employment support allowance and (b) personal independence payments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (18 Jan 2018)

Thangam Debbonaire: Following the restoration and renewal debate, may we have a debate in Government time about making this place and all public buildings truly autism-friendly?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Autism (17 Jan 2018)

Thangam Debbonaire: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on young autistic adults in further education of the implementation of universal credit.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Justin Madders: ...told that their daughter could go into cardiac arrest during the operation, so I cannot begin to imagine the anguish that they must have gone through in preparing themselves for the operation five times. Or what about the 12-year-old autistic girl from my constituency whose operation to remove her tonsils has been postponed? She has had at least eight bouts of infection in the past year,...

Disability Confident Scheme — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: ...all recognise from our constituency casework with young people and their parents. The parents are really worried about what happens to their child, particularly if they have learning difficulties—autism was the case quoted with Drew. When they leave education, they want to work, they have a passion to work, but they can find it very challenging to navigate the system. That should not...

Mental Health in Prisons — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Lisa Cameron: soon as they leave. So that is another area of vulnerability. We must look at particularly vulnerable offenders and services for women and young offenders. We also need an increased awareness of autism in prison. There is a high risk of suicide within that community, particularly if they are incarcerated. In my experience, far too many of our veterans go into prison. We are failing...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Electoral Registration: Disabled People (10 Jan 2018)

Damien Moore: I welcome my hon. Friend to her new role. In my constituency of Southport, three excellent schools specialise in teaching children with autism as well as behavioural and learning disabilities. Does she agree that encouraging children with those conditions to learn about our political structure will make them more likely to engage with the electoral systems as adults?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Autism (27 Dec 2017)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a national autism and education strategy.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (22 Dec 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ...pupils with a statement of SEND or an Education, Health and Care plan. There are 12 categories of need, including social, emotional and mental health; speech, language and communication needs; and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The latest figures are available in Table 8 of the National Tables on the Department’s website at:

Attorney General: Business of the House (21 Dec 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: ...of the restoration and renewal debate, in which we can debate how to make both Houses of Parliament truly accessible for people with disabilities, particularly for those one in 100 people on the autistic spectrum?

Children with Autism (Waiting Times) (21 Dec 2017)

Children with Autism (Waiting Times)

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (21 Dec 2017)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the findings of Matthew Mold et al on aluminium in brain tissue in autism, reported in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology; and if so, whether they will encourage further investigation of the link between the incidence of autism spectrum disorder and aluminium.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Plain English summary of retained direct EU legislation (20 Dec 2017)

Oliver Heald: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Autism Act 2009 was such an example, as was the legislation creating marine protection zones that was brought in by our former hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (20 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...increase the capacity of the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service. A proof of concept of local supported employment will work with experts in helping people with learning disabilities and autism into work. Specialist Employment Support includes providers with specialist expertise in sensory impairments. We have also progressed with roll-out of the Personal Support Package, a range...

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