Autism and Design (Free Webinar)

When:  May 6, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)

Earn 1 AIA HSW LU | 12-1pm ET | 9-10am PT | Register Now at No Cost

Over the past thirty years the incidence of autism has climbed from 1 in 10,000 children in the 1970s to the present rate of 1 in 88 (CDC). With the spike in numbers of children with autism, a spike in the number of adults with autism will follow causing parents, social workers, health care providers, service providers and others to wrestle with how best to support this rapidly growing segment of our population. Recently, attention has begun to focus on developing supportive residential environments that address the specific needs of post-school-age autistic adults: over the past year a series of national town hall meetings conducted by a consortium of autism groups, housing agencies, developers, service providers and parents of adults with autism have identified housing as a primary concern. This webinar provides instruction in evidence-based design for residential environments for adults with autism and other cognitive disabilities.

This  May 6, 2013 presentation is a part of the ongoing Housing Knowledge Community research webinar series. View the complete series archive

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1. Participants will be able to identify the specific spatial and perceptual needs of individuals of autism.

2. Participants will be able to work effectively with housing providers, service agencies, developers and families to create appropriate housing for autistic individuals.

3. Participants will be able to advocate for appropriate design solutions for individuals with autism as a means to improve quality of life and reduce lifetime costs.

4. Participants will be able to assess suitability of existing buildings and develop design proposals for new and existing structures for inhabitation by individuals with autism.


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You can download a copy of the presentation and the Q&A and view the video recording (when available). Continuing education credit is only offered during the live event.

Report AIA Continuing Education

Attendees will earn 1 AIA HSW LU. A link to a survey will be provided both at the end of the webinar and in a follow-up email sent one hour after the end of the webinar. All attendees at each site submit one form: 1) page one: webinar survey and 2) page two: CES report form. The survey must be completed within 5 business days of the webinar. AIA members and IDP record holders will have their credit recorded within 7 business days of the webinar. All attendees will be prompted to download a certificate of completion at the end of the survey.


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