THE LABOUR PARTY AND AUTISM IN THE UK

April 26, 2014 | Category:Press Releases | Author: Aspergers in Children

(PRWEB) October six, 2003

Ivan and Charika Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK issued an appeal to the Labour Party’s ‘conviction politicians’ to speak out on behalf of those who cannot speak out for themselves – the 520,000 Autistic Community in the UK. The appeal went out to the Labour Celebration at the 2003 Labour Party Conference held in Bournemouth in October.

‘We need Labour politicians to speak out for parents, carers and autists who require much more public solutions in health, education, specialist speech therapyand respite care,’ mentioned Ivan Corea in Bournemouth.

The Minister for Young children Margaret Hodge speaking at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference stated that it will take 10 years until the National Service Frameworks for Kids is implemented.

‘But what do we do until then, my son is 7 he has no specialist speech therapy does this mean I will have to wait ten years for public solutions – parents, carers and autists discover it unacceptable,’ stated Ivan Corea.

The Coreas urged actual and urgent action. Autism is a time bomb waiting to come about. The UK media appears to focus only on the MMR Controversy. But what about the 520,000 people who desperately need public solutions. Our young children have no specialist speech therapy, no actual classroom assistance in several regions of the UK, no respite care for parents and carers.

‘Public services do want reforming, but autistic youngsters and adults are suffering and struggling without having ANY public solutions,’ mentioned Ivan Corea.

Time and time again parents, carers and autists come up against a wall of indifference, apathy and cost cutting. It is absolutely immoral – autistic youngsters and adults are being denied their basic human proper tp public services – in several locations of the UK, regardless of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s powerful comments on equality of chance and social justice.

Tony Blair, to his credit is the initial British Prime Minister ever to speak about autism. Parents, carers and Autists are urging the Prime Minister to take urgent action and offer the Autistic Community with public services.

The Autism Awareness Campaign UK have named upon the Government with the assistance of the Labour Celebration to -


set up an AUTISM REGISTER in the UK exactly where each Autistic youngster and adult is registered.

Schools need to be the focus for co-ordinating the SERVICE PROVISION for each and every and every autistic youngster in the UK. If there are gaps, nearby councils, local education authorities and NHS Trusts have to be held accountable. At the moment there is confusion as to who gives what for autistic children.

*Schools should organise typical meetings – each term – of health, education, social services, speech therapy services, voluntary sector, parents and carers, so that they could meet collectively to assess and evaluate the progress of each autistic youngster. Joint functioning and joined up pondering is definitely crucial exactly where autistic youngsters are concerned.

*Leisure solutions are practically non-existent for folks with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in the UK.The Autism Awareness Campaign in the UK have appealed to Margaret Hodge, the Minister for Children to order and urgent assessment of leisure services for folks with disabilities. In some places, parents and carers have had to beg for swimming lessons from their regional pool for autistic kids as a lot of centres do not have any provision for youngsters with SEN.

*The DfES should come up with unique assessments for autistic youngsters who are unable or are not entred for GCSE and A Level examinations. At the moment there are no qualifications for autistic youngsters andadults. The DfES need to also initiate a UK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT – for every autistic youngster and adult -informing prospective employers the optimistic abilities bank an autistic individual has – in order for them to access the globe of operate.

*Autistic folks need specific schemes into further education and larger education.

*We need tougher new laws on discrimination and employment – exactly where individuals with disabilities are concerned.

*The Government need to safeguard the rights of autistic individuals exactly where the Anti-Social bill and the Mental Wellness Act is concerned.

These are only a few concerns shared by Ivan and Charika Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign in the United Kingdom. They have urged Tony Blair, the leader and the Labour Celebration to re-connect with people with Disabilities, including the Autistic Neighborhood.








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