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At Home With Autism: Designing housing for the spectrum

Kim Steele and Sherry Ahrentzen


At Home with Autism 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 book 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 identifies resident-focused quality of life goals, and profiles design guidelines directed to those goals. The book implores those involved in housing design, production and policy to expand their exposure to what is po ... More

Keywords: autism, residential preference, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, quality of life, evidence based practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447307976
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447307976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kim Steele, author
Arizona State University

Sherry Ahrentzen, author
University of Florida