Checklist for Autism-Friendly Environments
Many people with Autism can experience severe difficulties with ‘unfriendly’ environments. This can mean that a person may have problems with sensory input from the world around them.
This may affect them in a variety of different ways, from being distracted, unable to concentrate and having mild discomfort, to symptoms of acute ‘pain’ and deterioration in functioning.
We have developed a checklist for services (or individuals) to review whether they could make environments friendlier for people with autism and raise awareness of how they might be able to make changes.
The checklist for autism friendly environments is now endorsed by the National Autistic Society as well as NICE . It means a higher profile which benefits us all.
Here is an example of how the service has used the checklist to improve the environment for people with autism.
You can also take a look at our solutions checklist.
You can also find out more on the NICE website.