Results 141–160 of 4360 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

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...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Long Stay Patients: Learning Disability (14 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: ...who had a length of stay of over a year in a specialist hospital. Assuring Transformation is a commissioner based return of data for patients in a hospital setting with learning disabilities and/or autism. The collection covers England but includes patients whose care is commissioned in England and provided elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Special Educational Needs: Tribunals (13 Mar 2017)

Catherine McKinnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many special educational needs and disability appeals for children with autistic spectrum disorder were (a) decided, (b) withdrawn and (c) granted in the last five years; and what costs were awarded in respect of those appeals.

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Norman Lamb: ...discrimination at the heart of the NHS, and we will never address it with the current inadequate levels of funding. A nine-year-old boy in my constituency has been referred for a possible diagnosis of autism. His family was told that the waiting time for that diagnosis is up to three years. I just assumed that something appalling was happening in Norfolk, but when I asked the National...

Scottish Parliament: Education (8 Mar 2017)

Monica Lennon: ...interest, not just as an elected member of South Lanarkshire Council but as a parent and a person who listens to people. I noted a Twitter comment that came from a parent—I do not know where he lives. He said: “My son has an autism diagnosis, and arranging necessary support in education and health is a constant battle for us. I know that it is the same for parents across the...

Social Care (Liverpool) (7 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: ...-tested or provided by the council. That is a difficult area. One third of the pressure on councils such as Liverpool arises not from older people but from people with severe learning difficulties, autism and disabilities more generally. Over the past decade, thankfully, the health inequality from which that cohort suffers has decreased considerably, and the life expectancy of people in...

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (2 Mar 2017)

...was given to a committee this week. The example that he narrated represents, in my view, completely unacceptable practice. That is why the Scottish Government has supported the development of resources for autism, for example, so that teachers have access to such resources. The autism toolbox helps teachers and education support staff to meet the needs of pupils with autism. It is...

Personal Independence Payments - Statement (28 Feb 2017)

Baroness Sherlock: ...physical or mental condition”. If these regulations go through, it seems that someone who is blind and needs help to plan or navigate a journey could get the higher rate of PIP but someone who, for example, has autism or early-onset dementia and could not manage to plan or navigate a journey without help would not be able to get the higher rate of PIP. My question is very simple: how...

Personal Independence Payments (28 Feb 2017)

Stephen Timms: ...scrutiny of these substantial cuts? Will the Secretary of State confirm, as stated in the impact assessment published with the regulations, that people suffering from schizophrenia, learning disability, autism and dementia will be among those worst affected by the cuts? The cut is being achieved by taking the benefit away from people whose mobility impairments are the result of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism and Learning Disability: Prescription Drugs (28 Feb 2017)

Roger Godsiff: ...what steps are being taken to ensure that NHS staff are aware of the stopping over-medication of people with a learning disability pledge; and what steps are being taken to ensure that people with autism or a learning disability are not prescribed unnecessary antipsychotic or antidepressant drugs.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Autism: Children (27 Feb 2017)

Edward Argar: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department provides for servicemen and women's children who have an autism diagnosis.

Backbench Business: Disabled People: Publicly Accessible Amenities — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (23 Feb 2017)

Marie Rimmer: .... Those so-called hidden disabilities are often forgotten. They require a different set of reasonable adjustments to someone who has a physical impairment. I have experience of a case involving one of my constituents, who suffers from autism, learning difficulties and a severe form of tinnitus. He was called in for an assessment by the Department for Work and Pensions and was escorted by...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: (20 Feb 2017)

Dominic Raab: What consideration has been given to providing tax breaks to employers that hire employees with a certified mental health illness, as proposed by the National Autistic Society and others?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Learning Difficulties: Support (20 Feb 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: We are looking at a range of things we can do in particular to help young people with learning disabilities, with autism and with mental health conditions. They need more options available to them, and they need more financial support in some of those areas. I am happy to look at what the hon. Lady suggests if she would like to write to me with evidence that these things are happening.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques (10 Feb 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: .... The Department of Health and the Department for Education are working to produce, for consultation, new guidance on minimising the use of restraint on children and young people who have autism, learning disabilities or mental health issues, and whose behaviour challenges, in health and care settings and in special schools. Positive and Proactive Care introduced a requirement that...

Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill (3 Feb 2017)

James Morris: ...a new business in Halesowen high street, the English Rose Tea Room, owned by the inspirational Gemma. She has fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning a business, and has not allowed the challenges of autism to hold her back. We should be doing everything we can to help to create a business and shopper-friendly environment so that businesses like Gemma’s grow and thrive, and the barriers...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (3 Feb 2017)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support and advice on benefits his Department provides to help parents, children and carers who are affected by autism and Asperger's syndrome.


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