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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to raise awareness of employing people with autism. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is acting to raise awareness regarding employment of people with autism and to support people on the autism spectrum to take up employment. For example,</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Disability Confident campaign works with employers at a national and local level to help them to understand the benefits of employing disabled people, and promote good practice in recruitment and employment of disabled people, including people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has worked in close partnership with the Hidden Impairment National Group (HING), a national network of disabled people, medical professionals/ academics and disability specific organisations to produce an ‘Uncovering Hidden Impairments’ toolkit. This resource supports organisations in both the private and public sectors to confidently recruit and retain talented individuals with hidden impairment conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is funding <em>Ambitious about Autism </em>(2015-16) to explore innovative ways of supporting young people with Autism to make the transition from school to further education, and the <em>Autism Education Trust</em> (2015-16) to promote the availability of training on Autism to schools, early years and further education staff, and to revise national standards for Autism provision and a competency framework for those who work with children with Autism.</p><p> </p><p>Government has supported the development by NIACE of an employer toolkit that includes information to help employers to understand the benefits of employing apprentices with disabilities, and to access support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working with Autism charities to build an autism network across DWP Jobcentre Plus Offices to ensure we can provide the best possible service to those with autism.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with Community Service Volunteers to introduce the Job-Shadowing Work Placement Initiative for young disabled people. The first tranche was very successful with 65% of young people having autistic spectrum conditions</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Autism Strategy, and the updated Statutory Guidance published in March 2015, sets out in detail how Government will support the autism agenda nationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL985 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.44Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
386490
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that organisations in the private sector employ people with autism. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL985 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is acting to raise awareness regarding employment of people with autism and to support people on the autism spectrum to take up employment. For example,</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Disability Confident campaign works with employers at a national and local level to help them to understand the benefits of employing disabled people, and promote good practice in recruitment and employment of disabled people, including people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has worked in close partnership with the Hidden Impairment National Group (HING), a national network of disabled people, medical professionals/ academics and disability specific organisations to produce an ‘Uncovering Hidden Impairments’ toolkit. This resource supports organisations in both the private and public sectors to confidently recruit and retain talented individuals with hidden impairment conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is funding <em>Ambitious about Autism </em>(2015-16) to explore innovative ways of supporting young people with Autism to make the transition from school to further education, and the <em>Autism Education Trust</em> (2015-16) to promote the availability of training on Autism to schools, early years and further education staff, and to revise national standards for Autism provision and a competency framework for those who work with children with Autism.</p><p> </p><p>Government has supported the development by NIACE of an employer toolkit that includes information to help employers to understand the benefits of employing apprentices with disabilities, and to access support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working with Autism charities to build an autism network across DWP Jobcentre Plus Offices to ensure we can provide the best possible service to those with autism.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with Community Service Volunteers to introduce the Job-Shadowing Work Placement Initiative for young disabled people. The first tranche was very successful with 65% of young people having autistic spectrum conditions</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Autism Strategy, and the updated Statutory Guidance published in March 2015, sets out in detail how Government will support the autism agenda nationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL984 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the rate of full-time employment of adults with autism above the current level of 15 per cent. more like this
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Lord Turnberg more like this
star this property uin HL1763 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-08-04more like thismore than 2015-08-04
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP produced an Autism action-plan in 2013 to support the improvement of service provision and increase work opportunities for people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is a member of the Autism Programme Board and in response to the Think Autism strategy, we are working co-productively with a large number of stakeholders to implement a range of activities to support this remit - and ensure that staff are providing the best possible support to people with autism when looking for work.</p><p> </p><p>Promoting the employment of people with autism is also being taken forward as part of the Disability Confident campaign.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-08-04T10:56:43.1Zmore like thismore than 2015-08-04T10:56:43.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Turnberg more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the rate of employment was for people with autism and Asperger's syndrome in each month of (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15, (f) 2015-16 and (g) 2016-17 in (I) Southport and (ii) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southport more like this
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Damien Moore more like this
star this property uin 119426 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T15:04:20.257Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T15:04:20.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property file name PQ119426 Damien Moore .pdf more like this
star this property title UKSA Response more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Damien Moore more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will made an assessment of trends in the level of (a) bullying and (b) harassment of people with autism in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 231511 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
unstar this property answer text <p>We currently have no plans to assess trends in bullying and harassment in the workplace of people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>However, we are committed to supporting people with disabilities or health conditions, including those with autism, to manage issues they may face in employment by offering both them and their employers appropriate support. For example:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work has put in place a Hidden Impairment Specialist Team (HIST) that aims to offer advice and guidance to help employers support employees with conditions such as autism, Learning Disability and/or Mental Health conditions. HIST also offers eligible people an assessment to find out their needs at work and help to develop a support plan.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Through the Disability Confident scheme, DWP is engaging with employers and helping to promote the skills, talents and abilities of disabled people, including those with autism and associated conditions. Disability Confident offers advice and support to help employers feel more confident about employing disabled people.</li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T14:56:16.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T14:56:16.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to assess the effectiveness of the local supported proof of concept initiative in closing the autism employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 240582 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Proofs of Concept are not designed to provide evidence of impacts on national employment trends. Rather, they allow us to test whether a policy idea is deliverable.</p><p> </p><p>The Local Supported Employment Proof of Concept is a relatively small scale programme exploring how combining central and local budgets enables Local Authorities to scale up delivery of Supported Employment. The initiative is designed to support people with a learning disability or autism who are known to adult social care, or who are in contact with secondary mental health services. By working with local authorities, there may be an opportunity for DWP to drive a much stronger focus on job outcomes and on evidence-based commissioning using the Supported Employment model.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently considering our next steps to build on this Proof of Concept.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-12T13:15:36.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T13:15:36.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to tackle the underemployment of people diagnosed with autism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 240583 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
unstar this property answer text <p>DWP is committed to helping people with health conditions and disabilities, including autism move nearer to the labour market and, when ready, into work, by building more personalised tailored employment and health support.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of DWP’s schemes and programmes are focused on helping people, including people diagnosed with autism, prepare for and enter work. For example:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Work and Health Programme, which rolled out between November 2017 and March 2018, will support around 275,000 people over five years - the majority whom (around 220,000) will be disabled people who can volunteer for the programme at any time.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The new Intensive Personalised Employment Support programme, which is due to be rolled out across England and Wales at the end of 2019, will provide highly personalised packages of employment support for people with both disabilities and complex barriers to employment who are considered by DWP work coaches to be more than 12 months from the labour market without intensive support</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Local Supported Employment proof of concept is currently exploring how we can combine central and local budgets to scale up delivery of Supported Employment locally. This initiative is designed to explore how a matched funding model could support people with a learning disability or autism who are known to adult social care, or who are in contact with secondary mental health services.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Disabled people who are already working, or who are about to enter work, can apply for in-work support from Access to Work scheme. The scheme has a Hidden Impairment Support Team that provides advice and guidance to help employers support employees with conditions like autism, as well as offering eligible people an assessment to find out their needs at work and help to develop a support plan.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, DWP is engaging with employers through the Disability Confident scheme - supporting them to feel more confident about both employing disabled people, including autistic people, and supporting disabled employees to realise their potential. Over 11,500 employers have signed up to the scheme so far.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-12T13:23:38.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T13:23:38.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to collect and publish data on the employment status of adults diagnosed with autism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 240584 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Department for Work and Pensions officials are considering how to robustly measure the employment rate among autistic people, including whether it might be possible to collect this information through the Labour Force Survey.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T09:56:11.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T09:56:11.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 193494 on Employment: Autism, if she will make it her policy to disaggregate data on Access to Work statistics to identify the number people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in those data sets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 252852 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
unstar this property answer text <p>We do not currently have plans to make adjustments to the primary medical condition categories used in Access to Work. The categories we use are consistent with the categories used in the Labour Force Survey. This is so we can compare our data to the disability employment rate.</p><p> </p><p>As explained in the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 193494, when a person with Autism Spectrum Disorders receives support through Access to Work, it will be for a specific issue or condition – e.g. a Mental health condition, difficulty in speaking, etc. – rather than Autism Spectrum Disorder. Access to Work customers may have more than one disability or condition, and it is the condition for which they are receiving support that is recorded on the Access to Work system as their primary health condition.</p><p> </p><p>The Access to Work statistics have been developed using guidelines set out by the UK Statistics Authority, but are still undergoing development and are therefore designated as experimental statistics. We are exploring the scope for potential modification following user feedback about the usefulness of the data.</p><p> </p><p>Users are invited to comment on the development and relevance of these statistics and can send feedback to: <a href="mailto:access.toworkstatistics@dwp.gsi.gov.uk" target="_blank">access.toworkstatistics@dwp.gsi.gov.uk</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T15:14:33.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T15:14:33.847Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2018 to Question 193498 on Employment: Autism, over what time period was the Neurodiversity Toolkit was developed; what processes were used to develop that toolkit; and what assessment she has made of the effect of that toolkit on closing the autism employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2016, DWP contracted Autism Alliance UK to assemble an Autism Task Group to develop a new Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit. Membership of the group comprised people with Neuro-diverse conditions, medical professionals/academics and a number of organisations, including: the National Autistic Society, Autism Alliance UK, Autism Plus and Dyscovery Centre.</p><p> </p><p>Within three months, the toolkit was ready to be quality assured by the Hidden Impairments National Group. The toolkit was launched by Philip Rutnam (Civil Service Disability Champion) during Autism Awareness Week, in April 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The toolkit is available to all Civil Servants; helping them to better understand how to support people with Autism or Neuro-diverse conditions. It is hosted on Autism Alliance UK’s website, and is updated regularly by them with professional help and guidance.</p><p> </p><p>As was explained in the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 193495 on Employment: Autism, no formal assessment has been made on the impact of the Toolkit on the autism employment gap.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T15:06:27.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T15:06:27.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this