People with Autism struggle with conventional environments that we work in every day. Across the U.S., people are pushing for spaces in which individuals with this disorder can feel welcome and happy, especially in a school environment. For example, at the Bancroft School in New Jersey, students are taught in larger classrooms and are given specialized vocational training to prepare them for the world outside. In New York, the Learning spring School provides students with breakout rooms for stress relief and open spaces where things like light intensity can be controlled. Everything from increasing natural light, sign shapes and patterns, rounded corners, floor material, to sensory support should be considered when developing an area for those with ASD to thrive!
Click this link to visit the complete article on Spectrum News, written by Rebecca Horne, and watch the video about space design and ASD below.