Autistic people are still locked away in asylums in the U.K.; all that has changed is the name. Now they are called Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs).
As a 19-year-old autistic person, I am campaigning for change. These units are inappropriate and unsuitable for autistic people and learning disabled people.
In these units, autistic people and learning disabled people are overmedicated, physically restrained, put in isolation and sometimes verbally abused.Read more on themighty.com