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At home with autism : designing housing for the spectrum

Author: Kim Steele; Sherry Ahrentzen
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At Nome with Autism: Designing Housing for the Spectrum introduces readers to conditions and aspirations of adults on the autism spectrum that demand a new approach to how we provide, locate, design, and develop homes in which they live. The hook argues that there is no singular stellar residential model, just as there is no singular prototype of autism. Grounded in an extensive array of research sources, the book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Steele; Sherry Ahrentzen
ISBN: 9781447307976 1447307976
OCLC Number: 936057438
Description: xiv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. Why this book now? --
Numbers and names --
Adults on the spectrum and in the community --
Residential alternatives, or lack of --
Costs and competition of care and support services --
Advocacy and choice --
2. A research-informed approach for housing design. EBP in autism intervention --
EBP in environmental design : evidence-based design --
Our approach in this book --
Search protocol --
Assessing source information --
Documenting source information --
3. Quality of life design goals. Ensure safety and security --
Maximize familiarity, stability, predictability and clarity --
Enhance sensory balance --
Offer multiple opportunities for controlling social interaction and privacy --
Provide adequate choice and independence --
Foster health and wellness --
Enhance one's dignity --
Ensure durability --
Achieve affordability --
Ensure accessibility and support in the surrounding neighborhood --
4. Design guidelines. Neighborhood design guidelines --
Overall home --
Outdoor space --
Floorplan strategies --
Entry --
Living room --
Dining areas --
Kitchen --
Hallways, stairs, ramps & doorways --
Bedrooms --
Bathrooms --
Multi-sensory environments --
Laundry rooms --
Storage --
Support provider office --
Ventilation --
Heating and cooling --
Lighting --
Appliances --
Acoustics --
Technology --
Materials --
5. On the horizon. Introduction --
New visions of housing types and models --
Smart technologies for independent living --
New directions in self-advocacy for housing choice.
Responsibility: Kim Steele, Sherry Ahrentzen.

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