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Autism Services

Three hospitals provide specialist assessment and health care services for adults on the autistic spectrum with learning disabilities and associated complex needs. Two of our hospitals are dedicated to providing care for male service users, and the third is mixed gender. All these services can accept people who may or may not be detained under the Mental

Our residential care home service with specialist nursing at Thornfield Grange, is designed to meet the needs of those who may have been in more dependent services and who wish to move on to the next stage of more independent living. The service provides a variety of opportunities to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem leading towards a more independent lifestyle.

What is an Autistic Spectrum Condition? 

Autistic Spectrum Condition is a developmental disorder, affecting less than 0.1% of the population, it is much more common in men.  It affects how a person communicates with and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. The prevalence has increased over recent years which may be due to increased awareness across professionals or a genuine increase in the condition.

What is Autism?

Autism is a spectrum condition, which means that people living with autism can share certain difficulties but their condition will affect each individual in a different way. Some people with autism may also be living with learning disabilities and therefore need a lifetime of specialist support, which can be provided by specialist care settings, such as Danshell Autism Services. The main symptoms of Autism that all people on the spectrum share are:

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