At Home with Autism

Designing Housing for the Spectrum

Kim Steele and Sherry Ahrentzen

At Home with Autism

Kim Steele and Sherry Ahrentzen

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

320 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2015
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9781447307976 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only
At Home with Autism offers a close look at current practices for designing housing that will support the needs and aspirations of people with autism, and it mounts a powerful case that there should not be a singular residential model or approach. Rather, the authors argue, residential design for autism should be flexible and varied, focused on quality of life and the expansion of residential choices for people on all parts of the autism spectrum.
Contents
Introduction: Why This Book Now?
An Evidence-Informed Approach
Design Goals To Support Quality of Life
Design Guidelines
On the Horizon
Review Quotes
Fred Karnas, Kresge Foundation
"Anyone seeking to create a home for an adult on the autism spectrum needs to read this book. Steele and Ahrentzen combine their extraordinary understanding of autism and design to provide a clear guide for crafting living environments that respond to the unique individual needs of those with ASD."
Daniel S. Friedman, dean, School of Architecture, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
“In At Home with Autism Kim Steele and Sherry Ahrentzen deliver courageous, compassionate, and assiduously researched design guidelines in service to adults with a singularly challenging neurodevelopmental disorder, the first book to expressly address this topic.”
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