Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of GPs' awareness of the symptoms of autism.
Mary Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department plans to take steps to extend eligibility for the Blue Badge scheme to the parents of children with autism.
Lisa Cameron: ...is totally true; the issue is about shortening the gap between presentation and emergence of symptoms, and diagnosis. That is also true of other mental health problems and developmental disorders. Autistic spectrum disorders are the ones that stand out to me, particularly because parents often struggle for years to obtain a diagnosis, and therefore their children do not receive appropriate...
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support is available in West Lancashire for children with autistic spectrum disorders.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in West Lancashire have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in each of the last five years.
Rebecca Long-Bailey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is available for training care workers on supporting people with autism.
Rebecca Long-Bailey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department (a) provides and (b) facilitates for people who are diagnosed with autism.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time is for children to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in (a) England and (b) West Lancashire.
Barry Sheerman: ...at the Dispatch Box suggest that that is the case. I was a smouldering volcano, Mr Speaker, because I wanted to say it is about time we had a major debate in this House on the barriers to people with autism living a full life. I chair the autism commission and we have just produced a fantastic report on the barriers in the health service to autistic people living a full life. Surely an...
Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's evaluation of the autism awareness project, what measures his Department plans to use to demonstrate (a) how many more people understand autism as a result of that project and (b) its overall value for money.
Jess Phillips: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when work on indicators recording a diagnosis of autism within the Health and Social Care Information Centre mental health services data set will be completed.
Justin Madders: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had since the last meeting of the National Autism Programme Board on increasing accountability for improving outcomes for autistic people within NHS England and on creating a new role of National Clinical Director for autism.
Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that the updated 2017-18 deliverables under the Government's Mandate to NHS England include specific actions to reduce autism diagnosis waiting times.
Catherine West: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to (a) issue the local authority self-assessment questionnaire on implementation of the adult autism strategy, (b) receive all responses from local authorities and (c) publish the results of the questionnaire.
Cat Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the last meeting of the National Autism Programme Board, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that waiting times between referral and first assessment for a diagnosis of autism are included in the HSCIC Mental Health Services Data Set, which now includes the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services data set.
Lord Addington: ...education, which leads me into my main contribution. The fact is that if someone has a hidden disability—I am thinking primarily about dyslexia but it could be many other hidden disabilities: dyscalculia, autism, you name it—they can have a problem engaging properly with the state. It is very difficult to access the benefits that the state can offer. We always think of dyslexia...
Angela Rayner: ...schools. I could not put things any better than Mrs Jane Grecic, the headteacher of Lansbury Bridge School in St Helen’s, who wrote to one of her 11-year-old pupils, Ben, about his SATs results. Ben is autistic, and Mrs Grecic congratulated him on his fabulous progress, writing: “these tests only measure a little bit of you and your abilities…Ben…is made up of many...
Margaret Ritchie: ..., being in a new environment and coping with separation from parents. Imagine dealing with all that while also dealing with the challenges of an educational disability, such as Down’s syndrome or autism. Such children may make up only a minority of those starting school each year, but we in this House never lose sight of the duty we have to give children with special educational...
Liz Kendall: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with a diagnosis of autism have been held on mental health wards in each of the last three years.
Jo Churchill: Last month, I received a wonderful letter from a 13-year-old constituent, Eleanor, who wrote to me about her 20-year-old brother. Richard has autism and learning difficulties, and struggles to find work with the right support. The news about the educational assistance is therefore very welcome. However, he is met with frustration and discrimination in employment. Eleanor said: “seeing...