A space is autism friendly when it accommodates and supports the sensory, communication, and social/emotional needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. To make something autism friendly we change both minds and spaces. The criteria AFS employs to determine if a space is autism friendly is:

  • The Staff or people otherwise responsible are aware and able to offer effective assistance
  • The sensory stimuli are at tolerable levels
  • Adequate supports, visual and other, are available
  • Individuals with ASD have successfully used the space