TITLE: “Designing and Renovating Homes for Families with Autistic Children”
A fact of life, families design their homes around their children. This especially applies to families who have a loved one with Autism. However, when a loved one has Autism it can be very difficult to know what home changes to make.
Multiple studies have shown that individuals with Autism maintain much higher levels of sensory processing needs when compared with other groups. In fact, studies have shown that 90% of individuals with Autism have sensory processing needs. In addition to these studies, many first-hand accounts of sensory challenges have recently emerged highlighting the need for home design that takes sensory challenges into account.
David Gould and Tim and Gabrielle Sullivan, founders of Autisim Home Design, have spent years researching products, companies and services and have developed a “first-of-its-kind” proprietary assessment and design system to match directly to the sensory profile, personal interests and safety needs of families with autistic and similarly disabled children.
Autism Home Design’s primary mission is to relieve this pressure and stress by providing families with cutting edge assessment, design, build, and engagement services.
ABOUT DAVID GOULD
David Gould, Design and Builder Consultant for Autism Home Design, is a licensed contractor with a CAPS certification who has been specializes in designing and creating spaces for individuals with special needs for over 14 years. In addition to owning his own successful general contracting company, Smart and Handy, Dave is also a founder of Move-Freely which specializes in the modification of homes for people with disabilities by installing products sourced directly from industry leader Smart Access Products.
This commitment and expertise has allowed David to become an expert in this field with a unique knowledge of products and design options. David’s talents allow him to manage projects both large and small from a perspective of care and compassion that is unmatched by his peers. These traits allow Autism Home Design the ability to recommend the design elements that each client needs knowing that David has the expertise and passion to be able to make these modifications come to life