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In the drive towards supported living for adults with autism,the layout of the accommodation can be overlooked - but good design can be crucial in enhancing a person's quality of life, says Andrew Brand.
For adults with autism, the environment in which they live can have a profound impact on their wellbeing. If it does not suit their needs, it can exacerbate behaviours that may inhibit their progress and diminish motivation and confidence.
But housing that is designed around them and their condition has been shown to havea positive effect, helping them to feel more settled, enhancing their confidence and motivation to take part in their community.