Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Independent thinking

Sam Sly explains why she feels assessment and treatment units do not work, and the importance of ‘the good things in life’: I have been tweeting (@samsly2) recently as part of the #107days campaign for Connor Sparrowhawk, who died last year in an assessment and treatment unit (ATU). I have tweeted about the many things I have learned about ATUs in the years I have been helping people leave them to return to a real life and home of their own in the communities they came from. Most things I have learned lead me to conclude that ATUs do not


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