Challenge develops unique training packages tailored to the needs of the individual or the service. Specialist services find this resource invaluable when faced with new challenges or when placements are starting to break down due to changes in the individual’s mental health and presentation. Challenge will provide group training to the staff team, key worker training for management that requires specific intervention and training for the individual to enable them to learn new coping strategies and necessary life skills to move forward.
When individuals with ASD become entangled within the criminal justice system, it becomes very difficult for the professionals involved to manage the case within the current structure. By utilising specialist training within this area the process for fair conviction and management of an offence becomes more achievable. This is because by teaching specific and appropriate methods it enables the individual with ASD to be answerable for their actions in a fair and just manner. This then allows the individual to take responsibility where capacity allows.
Simple procedures can be put in place to enable the process of the criminal justice system, allowing for specialist interviewing techniques, literal thinking and the understanding of rights, managing anxieties around confusion and frustration due to lack of insight from the individual and more commonly the individual being identified as someone with complex needs from the start of the process after a crime has been committed to continued support from probationary, forensic and secure services