Results 81–100 of 4593 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Health and Social Care Committee and Education Committee (10 May 2018)

Lisa Cameron: ...of the strategy relies very much on supervision from those key professionals. Secondly, we need to be targeting complex groups where more than one difficulty is present, such as the many children with autistic spectrum disorder who also suffer mental health problems comorbidly. Much more must be done on access to autism diagnosis alongside treatment and early intervention for mental health...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (10 May 2018)

Eradicating health inequalities for autistic people and people with learning disabilities – Lord Touhig. Short debate

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review - Statement (9 May 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...there is a programme called Building the Right Support, which is trying to increase the amount of care delivered in community settings, bringing people with learning difficulties, disabilities and autism out of in-patient care to more suitable care in the community. The intention is to reduce the use of in-patient beds for people in mental health hospitals by 35% to 50% between March 2015...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism: Children (9 May 2018)

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure greater awareness among parents of the symptoms of autism in children.

G4S: Immigration Removal Centres (8 May 2018)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...’s having taken swift action following the appalling “Panorama” programme. These immigration centres contain many vulnerable people. Feltham young offenders institution became the first autism accredited penal establishment in the world, and it found that that helped greatly. Will the Minister look into the possibility of rolling out that programme, particularly across...

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (8 May 2018)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: Every preventable death brings personal tragedy, as was highlighted in a 2016 report by Autistica, the autism charity, entitled “Personal tragedies, public crisis”. Autistic adults with a learning disability are 40 times more likely to die prematurely. That is why I welcomed the Government’s announcement in March that reducing the gap in life expectancy for autistic people...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Corporal Punishment: Children (4 May 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...Care and the Department for Education will shortly publish guidance for healthcare staff on reducing the need for restrictive interventions on children and young people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs.

Business of the House (3 May 2018)

David Linden: May we have a debate in Government time about how the Department for Work and Pensions treats people? My Shettleston constituent Ciara Steel was diagnosed with Asperger’s at 15 and a half, but now that she is over 16 she has been called back again for an assessment to check that she still has it. May we have a debate about this very serious issue?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Learning Disability (3 May 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...from services. The Government has set its expectation for the NHS in its Mandate to NHS England to reduce the health gap between people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and autism and the population as a whole, and support them to live full, healthy and independent lives. Since, 1 August 2016, all organisations that provide NHS care are legally required to follow the...

Solitary Confinement (Children and Young People) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (1 May 2018)

Ruth Cadbury: ...that solitary confinement is a last resort, but a very high number of young people and children in the criminal justice system have one or more mental health illnesses, learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, addiction and probably other conditions. Once those children are being punished in the criminal justice system, surely they need proper specialist medical care...

Tributes (Speaker Martin) (1 May 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...a doctor friend of my wife’s whose teenage son was seriously damaged due to his suffering from a condition called Fragile X syndrome—a combination of a learning disability, sight and hearing problems, autism and, I think, a bit of Tourette’s. He was fixated on this wonderful building and the office of Speaker, which was then occupied by Michael Martin. Michael invited us...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Asperger's Syndrome (1 May 2018)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome; and what the proportion of such people is in each age group and gender.

Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill [HL] - Committee (27 Apr 2018)

Lord Addington: ...is appropriate, having taken advice, is okay. I am fine with that. But the minute you get these caveats and absolutes you are guaranteeing failure for fairly large groups, even with the best tuition in the world. You do not deal with this problem by doing this. Autistics and dyspraxics have another variation on this. Dyscalculics—that is not an officially recognised term, but that is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism: Children (27 Apr 2018)

Afzal Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Government programmes that assist low-income families who are supporting children with autism.

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (26 Apr 2018)

Baroness Hollins: ...in March next year without having changed the all-too-common factor of a one-way hospital admission in crisis being the only option available. I left the debate briefly today to discuss the case of a young autistic man who has spent the last nine years in a private psychiatric unit. He was detained under the Mental Health Act on grounds of learning disability and aggressive behaviour. A...

School Funding (25 Apr 2018)

Toby Perkins: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Brampton Primary School in Chesterfield got in touch with me on Friday to say it has had a £130,000 budget reduction this year. That school has one of the few autism units in the area. Spending on special needs has been halved. The most vulnerable pupils in the schools that most desperately need funding are the victims of that broken Tory promise.

Public Bill Committee: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Police body cameras (25 Apr 2018)

Helen Hayes: ...to support my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Wavertree and the potential exploration of the use of cameras in secure mental health settings. I have worked on behalf of a constituent with autism who was detained at St Andrew’s, which is a private mental health facility in Northampton, and I have got to know other families who had children in that facility who did not have an...

Public Bill Committee: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Recording of use of force (25 Apr 2018)

James Gray: ...160;4, line 26, lea ve out “disorders or main mental disorder” and insert “disorder (if known)”. This amendment clarifies that the responsible person only needs to record a patient’s mental disorder if it is known. It also makes the language consistent with the Mental Health Act 1983. Amendment 50, in...

Public Bill Committee: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Statistics prepared by mental health units (25 Apr 2018)

Steve Reed: ...used on the patient; the relevant characteristics of the patient, such as age, ethnicity, gender or other demographic or similar characteristics; whether the patient has a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder; and whether the patient died or suffered a serious injury as a result of the use of force. My hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Wavertree—I am pleased to see...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (24 Apr 2018)

Sarah Newton: ...a stakeholder meeting on 26/02/2018: The following stakeholders were invited -Child Poverty Action GroupCitizen’s AdviceDisability Rights UKMINDScopeLeonard Cheshire DisabilityMencapNational Autistic SocietyNational Association of Welfare Rights AdvisorsThe Disability Benefits Consortium The following stakeholders attended -Disability Rights UKThe National Association of Welfare...


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