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NORTHERN IRELAND'S AUTISM ORGANISATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 467: tabled on 29 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House commends Parents and Professionals and Autism (PAPA) as Northern Ireland's autism organisation since 1990; further commends PAPA's pioneering innovative work responding to a demonstrable constituency of families with autistic spectrum disorders and its capacity and practice for discerning needs from families, informing policy makers, and shaping services; further commends the PAPA NI evaluation and establishment of appropriate TEACCH training in statutory services; further commends the 1997 PAPA NI study on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Services into Diagnostic Services, highlighting the need for professional diagnostic training, specific referral routes and an interagency approach; further commends the PAPA NI led Diagnostic Scoping Study resulting in a diagnostic special interest group; further commends the 2002 Education Task Group investigation into ASD provision in schools in Northern Ireland, initiating specialised autism specific training with PAPA NI; and the PAPA NI keyhole research, identifying the needs of pre-school children and families, to develop home based intervention programmes for pre-school children, enhancing provision for them, and exploring the efficacy of small groups in parent support; further commends the PAPA NI Connecting with Autism Project currently being evaluated by Ulster University, empowering parents to work with their children; and further commends the 2005 PAPA NI specialised training wing, officially commended by the Department of Health and Social Services.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Twickenham
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Islington North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 July 2005
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 July 2005
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2005
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
Chesterfield
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
Aylesbury
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 July 2005
South Down
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Hyndburn
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
Uxbridge
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
Tewkesbury
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Romford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 July 2005
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
Castle Point
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2005
Angus
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2005
Ceredigion
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.