Autistic spectrum disorder

Autism affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people and how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, so while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.

 

The autisitc spectrum disroder (ASD) pathway is for people who often have coexisting conditions, such as mental and physical illness, or additional developmental disorders such as personality disorder which put themselves or other people at risk of harm.

People with ASD are usually law abiding, but without appropriate understanding and support their risk behaviours can lead to offending. The ASD pathway provides highly specialist forensic services as an alternative to prison and is focused on developing an in-depth understanding of why someone has offended.

Patients are supported to reduce risks and offending by addressing their ASD, mental and physical health needs and by providing vocational opportunities. The pathway spans our Birmingham, Northampton and Nottinghamshire sites, working with strategic partners to deliver a seamless transition into the community.

 

Medium secure

Mackaness Adult male admission, assessment, stabilisation and treatment

Wollaton Adult male admission, assessment, stabilisation and treatment

 

Low secure

Lower Harlestone Adult male admission, assessment, stabilisation and treatment

Upper Harlestone Adult male admission, assessment, stabilisation and treatment

Speedwell Adult male admission, assessment, stabilisation and treatment

Newstead Adult male admission, assessment, stabilisation and treatment

Rufford Adult male admission, assessment, stabilisation and treatment

 

Locked

Garden Cottage Adult male admission, community step down