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A home for autistic child: residential spaces intervention in Malaysia

Tukiman, Izawati and Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Mohd Yaacob, Naziaty and Abd Samad, Nur Amirah (2015) A home for autistic child: residential spaces intervention in Malaysia. Alam Cipta: International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice, 8 (Special Issue 2). pp. 54-61. ISSN 1823-7231

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Abstract

In Conventions on the Right for Children (CRC) 1995, Malaysia has highlighted the rights of children whom will be monitored from the aspects of survival, protection, development, and participation. This research will be focusing on one of the survival an aspect which is living spaces or accommodation for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The increasing number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has alerted many on their education, health and safety, because these children are prone to injuries. Therefore it is very important to provide these children with homes that are educationally interactive, healthy and safe. Many studies emphasized on the importance of the learning environment for autistic children, but none have focused on the idea of inclusive and universal design in houses. This research will employ both qualitative and quantitative research methods based on environmental and behavioural studies. Additionally, this paper will discuss literature reviews from various aspects that are associated with this research. The aim of the study is to establish a relationship between the physical environment and the architectural factors that affect issues of daily living in order to recognize autism-friendly inclusive house designs. This research is beneficial for both children with autism and able-bodied children.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3432/57191
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism children, space intervention, residential, inclusive design, safe design
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2545.A1 Architecture and people with disabilities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 14:47
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 15:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57191

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