assessment and treatment units
Assessment and treatment units are designed to be short-term secure placements for people with learning disabilities to receive treatment before moving back into the community. However, they are controversial and people can live in them for years.
Toolkit aims to fill gaps in support when waiting for autism assessment
'Vicious circle of trauma' created by restrictive interventions in schools, says Centre for Mental Health evidence review
What I wish I'd been told earlier about how to manage sensory overloads
What were you reading in 2019? Learning Disability Today's most-read articles
People with learning disabilities disproportionately affected by loneliness
"Countless" SEND children groomed by drug trafficking gangs
How to get the most out of your sensory room
Asperger's reclassification continues to spark controversy
What we know - and don't know - about the Liberty Protection Safeguards
In October next year, a new system known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) is expected to replace the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). Yo Dunn, who will be speaking at Learning Disability Today London 2019, introduces the new system and highlights what questions remain unanswered.