July 17, 2024

AIA Chapter Events > Continuing Education Register

Nooniversity: Designing for Neurodiversity

12:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design | 1801 McGee St, Ste 100 Kansas City, MO 64108 Map

This program is being offered as a hybrid program.  You may attend either in person or on Zoom.

Join Design Surfaces for this informative seminar that explores the intricate challenges inherent in creating environments that cater to the neurodiverse. While rooted in educational considerations, this course extends its scope to various settings. Participants will gain valuable insights and practical knowledge to inform design decisions that prioritize inclusivity and well-being for neurodiverse populations, including those with autism, ADHD, and sensory processing disorders.

Topics will include:

Understand the diverse range of neurodiverse conditions and individuals, including but not limited to autism, ADHD, and sensory processing disorders, to inform design decisions that promote inclusivity and well-being.

Review relevant local and international guidelines, legislation, and best practices related to neurodiversity, ensuring that design choices align with industry standards and support the safety, health, and welfare of neurodiverse populations.

Understand the various sensory sensitivities and differences experienced by neurodiverse individuals, including those related to light, sound, touch, and spatial perception, and integrate this knowledge into design solutions that create environments accommodating these differences.

Review key design considerations that foster neurodiversity-friendly spaces across different settings and contexts, striking a balance between sensory-sensitive design and functionality to create safe and accessible environments for all.

This program is worth 1 HSW.  Lunch will be provided for this who attend in person.  For those who attend on Zoom, you must attend the full session in order to get AIA credit.  If you leave the Zoom meeting early, no credit will be reported. 


AIA KC Member In Person - free
AIA KC Member Zoom - free
Cornerstone Partner In Person - free
Cornerstone Partner Zoom - free
Non Member In Person - $25.00
Non Member Zoom - $25.00
Professional Affiliate In Person - free
Professional Affiliate Zoom - free


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