LIFE Empowered

Bridging the gap between autism and independence... 

Appalachian State University’s IDEXlab was approached by LIFE Village Inc., a local 501c3, to assist with developing a community for adults with autism and related disorders within the Town of Boone, NC. IDEXlab students were asked to design an Attached Housing unit that meets the unique needs of adults with autism. To create a sense of belonging, autonomy, and safety for the occupants, the home design will be interactive with high levels of control. In addition to providing independence and potential for growth, the design also encourages interaction among residents in the community. 

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