Results 101–120 of 4251 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (22 Nov 2016)

Oliver Colvile: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local authorities have published an autism strategy; and what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all local authorities are producing such strategies.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Rural Schools: Draft Strategic Area Plan (21 Nov 2016)

Jennifer McCann: ...a school. I would like to see those regeneration projects being taken forward in the overall plan. As I said, we have debated all sorts of things over the last number of weeks, for example, nurture units and autism provision.

International Men’S Day (17 Nov 2016)

Mims Davies: ...on the school run and at sports days and parents evenings. We must also salute men who are carers. I am often visited at my surgery by people who are worried about their wives or their disabled or autistic children, or those who are struggling to manage with a partner who has dementia or a long-term and chronic illness. Where appropriate, we need to support our men, including by keeping...

Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (17 Nov 2016)

Stephen Timms: ...it—was also clear that this was going to be done by 2020. That was what everyone in the disability organisations understood. A month or so ago, I attended the launch, which was hosted by the right hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham (Mrs Gillan), of the National Autistic Society document “The autism employment gap”. Let me read what it says: “The UK Government has...

Autumn Statement Distributional Analysis, Universal Credit and Esa (16 Nov 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: .... I am proud to have made a small contribution to bringing that forward. It is very welcome that organisations such as Scope, Leonard Cheshire, the Royal National Institute Of Blind People, the National Autistic Society and hundreds of others are using their expertise and first-hand experience to help shape policy. I will continue to raise the importance of making them a priority in policy...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (16 Nov 2016)

Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account his Department took of (a) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, (b) Asperger syndrome, (c) dyspraxia and (d) other neuro-developmental conditions when designing fitness for work questionnaires.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Educational Psychologists (15 Nov 2016)

Peter Weir: ...close those in terms of numbers. I am happy to work with my colleague in Health at the Executive to ensure that we get timely interventions. It was mentioned earlier today when we were debating autism, for example, that one of the problems was early diagnosis, which principally lies with Health, but there is a joint responsibility. The sooner we can get to a diagnosis and, indeed,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Forge Integrated Primary School (15 Nov 2016)

Peter Weir: ..., but, for the benefit of the House, the three proposals are to relocate the school to the former Knockbreda High School site; to establish a 52-place part-time nursery unit; and to establish an autistic spectrum disorder centre at Key Stage 1 and a general learning support centre at Key Stage 2. The publication on 20 October triggered a two-month objection consultation period, during...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Middletown Centre for Autism (15 Nov 2016)

Catherine Seeley: ...his contribution. Apologies: it was me speaking. We do not want to divide on the issue. That would not send out a positive message to the centre or to teachers, parents and carers of children with autism. I hope that we can move forward on the issue, with consensus right across the House.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (14 Nov 2016)

Martin Vickers: Ministers may have noted that earlier this month I introduced my ten-minute rule Bill highlighting the issue of school admissions for children suffering from autism. Will the Minister confirm that he will work with me to deal with the situation and improve the present lot of many families?

Grammar and Faith Schools (8 Nov 2016)

Kate Green: ...the front of the hall with about 100 children in it and no sound insulation, and the child struggled to perform. I have heard, too, that the tests fail adequately to recognise the special needs of those with autism or dyslexia. In truth, no matter how well the tests are administered and no matter how responsive they might try to be to the particular needs of children with special needs,...

CPS and Disability Hate Crime — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (8 Nov 2016)

Robert Buckland: ...committed against people with disabilities. Mate crime is an insidious way in which perpetrators gain the confidence of often isolated and sometimes rather lonely people, perhaps with a learning disability such as autism, or another disability, and, using the trust they have built up, proceed to abuse it, very often in the form of financial crime, such as fraud, or worse—violence and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism: Mental Health Services (8 Nov 2016)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness and suitability of psychological interventions offered as autism treatments.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Worcestershire (7 Nov 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: ...includes people in contact with secondary mental health services for adults between 2012/13 and 2013/14. In September 2014 the scope of the dataset expanded to include learning disabilities and autism services. Statistics for 2014/15 are therefore not directly comparable to previous years.Where people are recorded against more than one CCG during the year, they are only counted once for...

Business of the House (3 Nov 2016)

Martin Vickers: The Leader of the House may have noted my ten-minute rule Bill on Tuesday on the admission to schools of children suffering from autism, which affects thousands of people up and down the country. Will he arrange for a statement outlining whether the Government are prepared to reconsider the current situation?

Policing and Crime Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (2 Nov 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: ...for children. As a result many people aged over 17 who are mentally vulnerable do not get the support that they are entitled to. This includes people with mental ill health, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders”. I recognise the concern of local authorities that they are strapped for cash, but I feel that making this provision statutory will put pressure on the...

School Admissions (Special Educational Needs) (1 Nov 2016)

Martin Vickers: ...leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about the access to education, school admissions and support for special educational needs, with particular reference to children diagnosed with autism; and for connected purposes. The Equality Act 2010 exists to protect people of all ages from discrimination. It should prevent disabled people from being treated unfairly because of their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Released Offenders: Employment (1 Nov 2016)

Cheryl Gillan: Some 15% of young people in custody are autistic. With yesterday’s publication of the Government’s excellent Green Paper on halving the disability employment gap and the recognition that autistic people need specific personal help, what contribution will the Department make to ensuring that autistic offenders find employment on release?

Improving Lives: Green Paper - Statement (31 Oct 2016)

Baroness Browning: I have great respect for what my noble friend is trying to do, particularly in getting people with autism into work. Will he bear in mind a couple of things? First, we have seen many schemes over a long time that are badged as work prep, with all sorts of names attached to them to get people ready for work. They are important but where they have failed in the past is in going that step...

Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability Green Paper (31 Oct 2016)

Cheryl Gillan: I too extend a warm welcome to the Green Paper. Within the next hour, we will launch, with the National Autistic Society, a report entitled “The autism employment gap”, which shows that only 16% of people on the autism spectrum are in full-time employment. That gap is bigger than the disability employment gap. I welcome the personalised support to which my right hon. Friend has...


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