Creating spaces for those with Sensory Integration Disorders, such as Autism is a relatively new niche in the Interior Design community. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 out of 45 children between the ages of 3-17 have been diagnosed with Autism (“New Government…”). Keeping this in mind, it is crucial that our field seeks out solutions to design for challenges which are prevalent for those with Autism. As designers, we need to know how Autism affects how environments are perceived.
"Designing for Children with Sensory Integration Disorders: A Handbook for Residential Designers,"
JCCC Honors Journal: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarspace.jccc.edu/honors_journal/vol8/iss1/3