Results 61–80 of 4732 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Universal Credit: Points of Order (5 Nov 2018)

Barbara Keeley: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities in assessment and treatment units is nothing short of a national scandal. Seven years after the Winterbourne View scandal, the Government still have not got rid of these units or substantially cut their use. Now we get, with no notice, the whole issue rolled into another oral...

Universal Credit: Prevention of Ill Health: Government Vision (5 Nov 2018)

Jon Ashworth: ...the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement. We welcome his remarks on the use of medicinal cannabis and on the appalling, barbaric abuses of those with learning disabilities and autism, by which we have all been shocked. I understand his point about the review and about asking NHS England to carry out some work, but is it not time that these institutions were closed down and...

Children: Welfare, Life Chances and Social Mobility - Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2018)

Lord Touhig: ...look at the problem from the point of view of children for whom early intervention is particularly relevant: children with special educational needs. I am here referring to children who are on the autism spectrum. Autism is a lifelong condition that affects more than one in 100 children and young people. Intervening early in these children’s lives to support their communication, learning...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Creative Industries (1 Nov 2018)

Barry Sheerman: What a good day it is: we have got Channel 4 for Leeds. Applause? Will the Minister look carefully at the campaign that we are running to get more people who are on the autistic spectrum into the creative industries? Quirky people are very creative; let us do more work to get them into those industries.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Autism (1 Nov 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take to (a) tackle health inequality faced by autistic people and (b) ensure NHS England adopts NICE’s 2017 recommendation to adopt local autism registers; and if he will make a statement.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

Julia Lopez: ...London to reduce reliance on agency staff, measures to boost primary care to keep people out of hospital and, as a special request from a young constituent, the full implementation of the Think Autism strategy. I also want to raise the concerns of my local hospice, Saint Francis, which is worried that the NHS pay award will make it harder for hospices to get the right staff. I ask that...

Health: Spectrum Conditions - Question (30 Oct 2018)

Lord Agnew of Oulton: My Lords, I am not sure whether the noble Lord, Lord Sterling, was referring to dyslexia or autism, but he will be aware that we have increased awareness among all schools, and encouraged teachers to increase their awareness. With the Autism Education Trust, for example, we have rolled out a lot of autism awareness training. We now have 190,000 people trained in autism awareness, which is up...

Income Tax (Charge) (29 Oct 2018)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...school and about £50,000 for each secondary school to help them with their capital budgets. I also want to talk about the £2 billion for mental health. Next year will be the anniversary of the Autism Act 2009, which I was privileged to bring in on a cross-party basis to try to support individuals with autism and their families. I hope we can ensure that a good sum of that money will go...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (29 Oct 2018)

Angela Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 177186 on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, what evidence-based protocol on autism healthcare professionals employed by his Department are required to learn as part of their training.

Homes (Fitness for Habitation) Bill (26 Oct 2018)

Karen Buck: ...of a privately rented accommodation with my partner and two kids…It’s been a struggle to get us out of it as it is not conducive to live in especially for my son who has chronic lung disease, autism, asthma…He was also previously in a coma at St. Mary’s hospital due to a virus caused by excessive cold. The mould and damp in the house turns our clothing, toothbrushes and cups black....

Inclusive Transport Strategy (25 Oct 2018)

Rachael Maskell: ...to understand what is wrong. Of the 13.9 million disabled people, just 3.4 million, or 24%, work—what a wasted opportunity. Every time I ask this question, I think of a constituent of mine who is autistic. He absolutely loves trains and wants to work on the railway. He has done courses and training under Government schemes, but at 30 he has only had three months of work sticking labels...

Bill Presented: Folic Acid Fortification (25 Oct 2018)

Owen Smith: ...have undertaken this measure of ill effects in the population. There is lots of evidence to show that there are other ancillary benefits; one study in Norway has shown a diminution in the volume of autism in the population. There is huge scientific support for this measure, including from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child...

Poverty in Liverpool — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (24 Oct 2018)

Luciana Berger: ..., but have been told that they are not ill enough to meet the rising thresholds for mental health and social services. For example, there is the case of Ms M, a single parent of a young son with autism, who is working three days a week and was making use of 30 hours’ free childcare, only to have it withdrawn because she got lost in a bureaucratic maze. She was trying to do the right...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (23 Oct 2018)

Education: Special educational needs and disabilities. 10:00 am; Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Justin Cooke, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Ambitious about Autism Matt Keer, Parent & contributor to the Special Needs Jungle website Julie Cordiner, Education Funding Specialist, School Financial Success Alyson Shields, Head of Education and Supported Learning, New College Durham Helen Wallace, Headteacher, Thameside Primary School David Clarke, Deputy Director for Education,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Learning Disability (23 Oct 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...also uses a workforce development fund to support the ongoing development of staff, with spending focused on priority areas, including staff working with people with learning disabilities and or autism. All nurses should receive learning disabilities training as part of their pre-registration education. In September, the Government response to the second Annual Report of the Learning...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Oct 2018)

Barbara Keeley: Last week, The Times reported that a young autistic woman with severe learning disabilities and an IQ of 52 was sexually exploited for months after her care provider had a court accept a plan for her to have sexual relations with men at her home. It is unacceptable that the agency charged with the care of this young woman decided that unsupervised contact with men for sex was in her best...

Autism and Learning Disability Training: Healthcare Professionals — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (22 Oct 2018)

Daniel Zeichner: ...the speeches and the interventions have been of a very high quality and very thoughtful. Of course, they have also widened the debate beyond just the mandatory training issues to how people with autism and learning disabilities are treated in general. I thought the points about the employment gap in particular from the hon. Member for Dudley South (Mike Wood) were very telling. I suppose...

Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)

Barbara Keeley: ...(Melanie Onn) just said, the effects of reduced access to care are very keenly felt, especially by older people, but I want to highlight what happens to young adults with learning disabilities and autism when there is too little funding to support them in the community. A recent BBC “File on 4” programme on transforming care highlighted the impact on young people with autism or a...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Shabana Mahmood: ...him to improve the system and fund it properly so that people are not forced into destitution in the first place. There is a particular difficulty in my constituency relating to constituents with autism and other mental health conditions moving on to universal credit, often because they have failed the assessment—they had previously been in receipt of employment and support...


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