(Easy Read) New Report on Treatment of Autistic People and People with a Learning Disability On 13 July the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee published a report. You can read the full report here. There is not a Easy Read version at the moment but we will add the link here when it is published. The report is about the treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities. The report says that: Autistic people and people with learning disabilities have the right to live independent, free and fulfilled lives in the community. This is not happening. This is a breach of their human rights. Too often autistic people and people with learning disabilities are assessed as needing to stay in an Assessment and Treatment Unit (ATU). This is often not for a short time because they need assessment or treatment but because support in the community not available. This means the average length of stay in an ATU is 6 years. The report say this needs to change. They make recommendations for the changes that should be made. Some of these are below. In this video Alexis Quinn, an Autism Campaigner and Author says that these recommendations are good but this must come alongside immediate action. We agree.