Shaping the Space for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 788)


In the last twenty years the significant growth in the number of people suffering from disorders which belong to the Autism Spectrum can be observed. In this article we present basic theoretical assumptions in tandem with the current state of research into the issues related to the shaping of the space intended for persons suffering from ASD. The recapitulation of the following analysis will be rendered in the form of innovative examples showing how space for people with ASD can be created. These examples are depicted in master theses by students of the Architectural Faculty, at the Silesian University of Technology, Department of Design and Qualitative Research in Architecture.


Architectural design ASD autistic spectrum disorder Sensory sensitive approach The neurotypical approach Evidence-based design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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