Designing for Autism: A Work In Progress

When Paul was diagnosed in 1992, the rate of autism diagnosis was 1 in 5,000. Today, it is 1 in 68, with about 25 percent who are nonverbal.

Paul (left) and David as children.

David’s Struggles

Designers for Autism

Sensory-friendly apparel has started to emerge for autistic individuals, such as Independence Day Clothing.

We want to organize an event to bring together designers who have created products and services for the autistic community to share their learnings.

It is really important to us that the autistic community becomes a big part of this discipline, perhaps even taking on a leadership role.

The new CADB center designed by daSilva Architects.
The LOLA App created by Tech Kids Unlimited in 2015.

Help us out!

The only way we’re going to find answers is to get out and talk to people who have done this before. You can help us find them!

  1. Have created a product or a solution for the autistic community
  2. Are stakeholders in the autistic community, and are interested in design
  3. Have successfully crowdfunded events
  4. Have evangelized design within sectors and communities where design has previously not been a priority

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Cities present and future, AR, interaction design, the oxford comma, and puns. Currently Product @intersection_co

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Cities present and future, AR, interaction design, the oxford comma, and puns. Currently Product @intersection_co

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