Sanctuaries For Special Kids

When designing bedrooms for children on the autism spectrum, it is important to have the knowledge and an understanding of how they experience the environment and the people and objects within it.

words leena ng
photo courtesy of aiden t.

Autistic kids tend to react differently to the environment from other children, so the potential sensory differences in perception, processing and responses need to be borne in mind when designing bedrooms and living spaces for children on the autistic spectrum. It is also important to know that not all children are affected in the same way or to the same extent. Whilst many children are capable of adapting within mainstream environments, some children require more bespoke and tailored settings.

Find out more in the latest February-April 2016 issue.