Autism is a condition not an illness, so why are the NHS still looking after people with autism as though there is a health cure.
People with autism have difficulty dealing with changes of routine, so taking them from a safe home environment is not a way to deal with anyone showing autistic tendencies. For it is not a health cure that is required, but a change of direction by the health authorities to understand autism more and thereby understand each person with autism. For each person with autism is an individual and needs an individual approach, unfortunately health does not work like that and just uses an approach which is the same for everyone.
Putting persons with autism in these health institutions is nowhere the correct approach, as they need to be within the community, one that is part of them. Autism is not a mental problem, but the way the health authorities and then the general community is. Care in the community should have been the best approach, but true to form community care was never sufficiently funded and is still not along with many other areas including Social Care, which is also seriously underfunded.
The National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 was supposed to have been the answer, but it would never be without the required sufficient funding.
Care and Treatments reviews were introduced in 2015, to alleviate some of the problems, but really it needs a complete overall and more importantly to be sufficiently funded.