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Interview with Simon Humphreys: autism and good practice in design

Simon Humphreys has been in private practice for over 21 years specialising in autism environments. As an architect he has designed many buildings for autistic adults and children, including residential homes, schools and centres for autism.

Simon Humphreys kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the NAS Autism and Good Practice in Design Conference in October last year. We asked Simon a series of questions: you can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.

Full interview

Individual question clips

1. Can you tell us a little about your work and background?

2. Can you tell us how you became interested in autism?

3. What are the key considerations in designing buildings for autistic people?

4. How can design promote inclusion?

5. How designers and architects factor in sensory issues into their design?

Author: Simon Humphreys

Date added: 6 January 2016