Considering and meeting the sensory needs of autistic people in housing: Supporting autistic people to flourish at home and beyond.

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This web resource (opens new window) for the Local Government Association (LGA), coproduced with autistic people, provides a summary of key environmental factors to take into account when designing housing and considering the housing choices for people with autism.

The resource draws attention to sensory considerations for housing, offers a selection of useful tips and makes recommendations that can be made to an environment to improve the sensory experiences and wellbeing of autistic people, in particular in relation to sound, sight, touch and smell. 

It provides a detailed discussion of the different internal and external senses and how these can be experienced differently by autistic individuals within the housing environment. 

Thought is also given for matters of security and creating a real sense of belonging.