Architecture for Autism: Autism Awareness Month

section of Sunfield’s Rowan and Oak House / Courtesy of GA Architects

April is Awareness Month, and ArchDaily would like to draw your attention to the architectural coverage we have done on the topic. Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders that affect 1 in 88 children. The spectrum is large and diverse. It ranges from individuals who can be socially withdrawn, have extreme learning difficulties and little to no communication to individuals who can be highly intelligent but socially awkward. Each individual, however, exhibits, to varying degrees, impairments in social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. ArchDaily’s coverage looks at the various approaches architects have taken when designing for individuals with autism. We hope to get your feedback on the articles and your help in spreading autism awareness.

Spatial Considerations
The Neuro-Typical Approach
Architecture for Autism: Architects moving in the right direction
More Able Not Less Disabled

Cite: Henry, Christopher N.. "Architecture for Autism: Autism Awareness Month" 02 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>