Results 61–80 of 4309 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

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.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Plaistow (4 Apr 2017)

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the closure of Plaistow Jobcentre Plus on people with (a) learning disabilities, (b) autism, (c) sensory impairment and (d) others who find it difficult to travel independently.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Learning Disability (4 Apr 2017)

Lord Henley: The Government strongly supports the need to provide more employment opportunities to adults with a learning disability or autism. In 2015 3,140 individuals with a learning disability started the Work Choice programme, with 61% achieving a job outcome. 2016 annual data are not yet available. In 2015 the department introduced Specialist Employability Support (SES) to provide up to a further...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques (30 Mar 2017)

Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on the care and treatment of people with learning disabilities and autism of the contents of the Channel 4 Dispatches programme, Under Lock and Key, broadcast on 1 March 2017; and what steps he is taking to investigate the use of restrictive practices such as restraint, seclusion and...

Scottish Parliament: Elmwood Campus (30 Mar 2017)

Alex Rowley: ...at Elmwood College through investment that had been gifted through a local trust. I remember meeting a number of pupils and teachers from a specialist support unit in the college, which supported people on the autistic spectrum. The provision and support were second to none. Elmwood College has played an important part in Fife, and I think that its being split between Fife College and SRUC...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Strategy (30 Mar 2017)

Maureen Watt: .... We will ensure that that is made clear in statutory guidance. We will also commission a review of current legislation to see whether—and what—further reforms are necessary so that the needs of people with learning disabilities and autism are properly taken into account. That is not the only legislation that we propose to consider. We will reform the adults with incapacity...

Personal Independence Payment: Regulations (29 Mar 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...the descriptors. That is not the case. As time is tight, perhaps I could place some case studies in the Library if that is in order, Mr Speaker. As has been pointed out, if someone is suffering from autism, PTSD, depression or a similar condition, they can score 12 points on that descriptor. Let me cover the issues on process. We have used the most appropriate parliamentary procedure. It...

Scottish Parliament: Included in the Main Campaign (28 Mar 2017)

Graeme Dey: ..., who has complex needs, has been unable to attend the local secondary school base for some months. Ahead of an effort to try to reintegrate her, the mum was invited to visit the newly refurbished base facilities, which she had been told would be an asset in catering for the girl, who is, among other things, autistic. However, the decor’s colour scheme was not autism friendly. The...

Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Annul (27 Mar 2017)

Lord Henley: ...of PIP. I do not know whether the House would like it, but if it would, I could give examples at this stage. However, perhaps at this stage I will confine myself to just one, which relates to the points raised by my noble friend Lady Browning, on the problems of those with autism. I can give an assurance that as regards someone with a development disorder such as autistic spectrum...

Bus Services Bill [Lords]: National strategy (27 Mar 2017)

Maria Miller: ...me about the importance of having information available on the routes that they are taking. That is important not only for partially sighted or blind passengers, but for one constituent with autism and special needs who contacted me. This will help that individual, as well as a broader group. As my noble Friend Baroness Campbell pointed out in the other place, other issues of national...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Young People in Work (27 Mar 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: Young autistic people have a great contribution to make to our economy and society, yet a recent survey by the National Autistic Society reckons that only 16% are in full-time work, and that trend has not changed during the past 10 years. In World Autism Awareness Week, will the Minister tell us how the Government could help? Not only are our employers missing out on the skills and potential...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Learning Disability (23 Mar 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average annual cost to the public purse of supporting a person with challenging behaviour and learning disabilities, autism or both within an assessment and treatment unit.

Delegated Legislation: Baby Loss (Public Health Guidelines) (21 Mar 2017)

Tim Loughton: ..., where there is a particular problem with heavy drinking. Those children were born with all sorts of disabilities, some of which manifested themselves as the symptoms that we know of in ongoing conditions such as autism. There may be an understating of the effects of foetal alcohol syndrome because it can appear somewhere on the autistic spectrum as well. We need to do more research into...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: The Lord Chancellor is very generous in giving way to me twice. She will be aware that people with autism are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system. Young Offender Institution Feltham was the first prison to have accreditation as autism-friendly, which it has found has reduced violence and helped people with mental health problems. I understand that 20 other prisons...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Mental Wellbeing (20 Mar 2017)

Anne Main: Parents who have children with autism have told me that they have great difficulty accessing curricular and extracurricular activities. What more can be done to link up CAMHS and schools to ensure that there is a crossover of information so that these conditions can be managed better?

Health Committee (16 Mar 2017)

Cheryl Gillan: ...hon. Friend on her chairmanship of the Select Committee and its recent report. She will know that recent studies, particularly one done in Sweden, have indicated that people with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder have a ninefold increased suicide risk. What more could be done to help those individuals and their families? How can we raise awareness among the agencies that intervene...

Public Bill Committee: Bus Services Bill: Disability awareness training (16 Mar 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: ..., especially when they have to cross different local authority areas or use different modes of transport. I have seen the experience of Claire Lindsey from Greenwich, who has talked about travelling on the tube as an autistic person. She says that she needs to have a fixed daily routine and know what is going to happen: “This routine means always needing to travel the same way to and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Learning Disability (15 Mar 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...Care programme is making progress in moving people out of inpatient settings. Local Transforming Care Partnerships reduced the overall number of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in mental health hospitals by 11% from October 2015 to December 2016, according to published data. This is line with the 35-50% reduction we committed to achieving by 2019 in Building the Right...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (14 Mar 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: ...judgments in its last three Ofsted reports, and it provides a vital service to families in the local community. Around 20% of the children there have special educational needs or a disability, including autism, epilepsy or mobility problems. The families of a number of the children are on low incomes, and some of the children might be quite vulnerable. The school gives those children the...


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