Results 161–180 of 4192 for autism OR autistic OR asperger

EBacc: Expressive Arts Subjects — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (4 Jul 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: ..., and reduces depression and anxiety. Many of these benefits were examined in the Government’s own paper, “Arts for health and wellbeing”, which was published earlier this year. I know from first-hand experience that my son Jack, who has autism, finds literacy and numeracy lessons emotionally exhausting, but he finds music classes exhilarating. So, the arts not only keep...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Funding (4 Jul 2016)

Luke Hall: I warmly welcome the announcement that South Gloucestershire and Stroud College has been successful in its application for the SGS Pegasus free school. It will be an 80-place school for autistic pupils, opening in September 2017. Can the Secretary of State assure me that Pegasus and other schools in South Gloucestershire and in my constituency of Thornbury and Yate will receive their fair...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Mental Health Champion (28 Jun 2016)

Michelle Gildernew: ...health can be impacted on by some of the problems that they face daily. I am speaking at an ADHD event in the Long Gallery later today. I know that young people who do not have a diagnosis of ADHD, autism or other conditions can have a massive impact on the mental health of their parents and carers. It is important that all those strands of health policy be interwoven to ensure that we...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Blue Badge Scheme (27 Jun 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...will commission an impact assessment of the potential effects of the provisions of his Department's Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance (England), published in October 2014, on people with autism, mental ill health and learning disabilities.

Tributes to Jo Cox (20 Jun 2016)

Cheryl Gillan: Jo Cox was a politician who spanned continents and political parties. Among other causes, she campaigned alongside many of us on behalf of people with autism. With her death, we have lost a powerful advocate. When I came into this House in 1992, I sat alongside the first woman MP for Batley and Spen, Elizabeth Peacock. She held her surgeries for 14 years in the Birstall library, and she...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Autism (17 Jun 2016)

Jess Phillips: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2016 to Question 38739, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of children who were receiving School Action or School Action Plus who subsequently would not be expected to meet the criteria for an Education, Health and Care plan.

Scottish Autism (Funding Support) (16 Jun 2016)

Scottish Autism (Funding Support)

Further Education Colleges: Greater Manchester — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (15 Jun 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...the parent of a child at a special educational needs school, I cannot contribute to a debate such as this without mentioning the dire need to improve further education opportunities for those with special and complex needs. Take autism, for example. It was my great privilege to help Ambitious about Autism’s youth patrons to develop their employ autism campaign, which highlights that...

Business without Debate: Air Passengers With Dementia (14 Jun 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...to confuse a healthy person from time to time, never mind a person with a hidden disability. The term “hidden disability” is used to cover a wide variety of conditions that are not evident, such as dementia, autism, learning difficulties and hearing loss. According to Civil Aviation Authority research, as many as 7% of all British people are potentially avoiding air travel...

Library Services: Thornton-Cleveleys — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (14 Jun 2016)

Paul Maynard: ...to express today. Of course, it is not just local MPs who are frustrated by this; it is all of our constituents, too. Let me quote from Nicky Frankland, who wrote on my Facebook page earlier this week: “I home educate my daughter of 5 who has Asperger syndrome, the library is a vital part of our lives or should I say her life. It gives us the references we need along with the means...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Reform (14 Jun 2016)

Cheryl Gillan: When developing reform prisons, will the Secretary of State take into account the experience of Feltham young offenders unit, which has become the first autism-accredited prison in the country? I led a cross-party visit by the all-party parliamentary group on autism to the prison yesterday, and saw how that was helping to reduce violence and helping with rehabilitation. Will the Secretary of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (14 Jun 2016)

Huw Merriman: I, too, attended the all-party group on autism’s visit to Feltham and was inspired by what the governor and his team are doing. Will the prisons Minister consider using the forthcoming prisons Bill to improve the life chances of the 5% of the prison population who are estimated to suffer with autism?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the 2014-15 Excess Votes — Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2016-17 (13 Jun 2016)

Jo-Anne Dobson: ...than being held together and managed for the short term. There are undoubtedly many challenges that our health service faces: an ageing population; the increase in the incidence of diabetes; the delivery of autism services; the promotion of public health and healthy eating; and, from my perspective, the continued promotion of the life-saving power of organ donation. Last year, as a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Controlled Sector: Post-primary Places in Belfast (13 Jun 2016)

Peter Weir: ...for either school. However, the EA has indicated, in the annual action plan for the period up to March 2017, that it will consult on the establishment of co-education learning support centres for autism spectrum disorder, and Key Stage 3 and 4 general learning support at the schools, with the proposed effective date of 1 September 2017. As that is likely to lead to a development proposal...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the 2014-15 Excess Votes — Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2016-17 (13 Jun 2016)

Jonathan Bell: ...look towards major events that are coming in. The Irish Open will be here again in 2017, as will The Open, the world's largest golf tournament, in 2019. How can we use our sport to help in such areas as autism awareness, sports injury and concussion, and the Special Olympics? Those are all challenges in our Budget. We have to find suitable employment for people. That is about helping...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Autism (13 Jun 2016)

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with autism in each region attend (a) mainstream schools and (b) specialist provision.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Autism: Special Educational Needs (13 Jun 2016)

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve provision to meet the educational needs of children with autism.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (13 Jun 2016)

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department has made on including training on autism in initial teacher training.

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Fairness and Respect in Disability Benefits (9 Jun 2016)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...disability is not always visible. In the fairer Scotland debate, I spoke of the case of my constituent who has been fighting for the best part of a year for her daughter to be diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum, and I mentioned the waiting lists that she has had to contend with for child and adolescent mental health services. That is an immediate barrier to getting people to the...


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