Wiley and ASID Release Three Digital Shorts That Demonstrate How Interior Design Can Improve Living Experiences in the Autism Community

Wiley and ASID release three e-book series that are essential reading for interior designers and interior architects as well as for stakeholders involved in treating and/or living with people with Autism or other neurological impairments.

Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 21, 2013

Wiley and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) release a three e-book “design shorts” series that explains the ways in which the design of interior spaces can improve living and learning experiences in the Autism community. As Autism awareness continues to grow, naturally it is making its way into the design community. Over the past decade, a growing body of research has emerged indicating specific design strategies that can be used to create optimal environments for people with Autism, throughout various stages of life. Interior designers find themselves being asked to design these kinds of spaces, with the goal of creating an environment that enhances rather than deters Autistic learning skills and perception. The digital shorts are Interior Design for Autism from Birth to Early Childhood(November 26, 2013), Interior Design for Autism from Childhood to Adolescence (November 26, 2013), and Interior Design for Autism from Adulthood to Geriatrics (December 23, 2013) by Author A.J. Paron-Wildes.

The first title Interior Design for Autism from Birth to Early Childhood focuses on project types that are most important for Autism in this age range, such as home environments, schools, and clinical therapy centers. The second title Interior Design for Autism from Childhood to Adolescence covers project types such as high schools, residential group homes, and workplaces, and the third title Interior Design for Autism from Adulthood to Geriatrics concentrates on workplaces, clinical settings, and nursing homes. The e-books cover:

•Design techniques that can be used to help address the major neurofunctions of Autism (such as impaired sensory integration, decreased imitative behavior, lack of interest in other people)
•The role that toxins and material selection plays in designing environments for Autism
•Design strategies and best practices that are presented in a concise, easy-to-navigate format that designers can quickly digest and directly apply in their own design projects
•Examples of successfully completed projects

All three titles are essential reading for interior designers and interior architects as well as for stakeholders involved in treating and/or living with people with Autism or other neurological impairments.

About the Author:
A.J. Paron-Wildes, Stillwater, MN, is a Senior Architecture & Design Manager at Allsteel and Interior Design instructor at the University of Minnesota. She has fifteen years of experience in researching and designing interiors for clients with Autism and other neurological impairments. She is an ASID Thought Leader and Distinguished Speaker who frequently lectures and writes articles on this topic and is also an active member of key design organizations ASID, IIDA, AIA, and USGBC, among them, and is very involved and highly respected within Autism communities including the American Society of Autism (ASA).

About Wiley:
Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley’s Professional Development business creates products and services that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. It brings to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders in business, finance, accounting, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture, and education to serve these communities worldwide.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.

About ASID:
The American Society of Interior Designers is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 28,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters across the United States and Canada. Learn more at http://www.asid.org.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/interiordesign.

INTERIOR DESIGN FOR AUTISM
From Birth to Early Childhood
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Publication date: November 26, 2013
$14.99; E-Book; ISBN: 978-1-118-68033-9

INTERIOR DESIGN FOR AUTISM
From Childhood to Adolescence
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Publication date: November 26, 2013
$14.99; E-Book; ISBN: 978-1-118-68038-4

INTERIOR DESIGN FOR AUTISM
From Adulthood to Geriatrics
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Publication date: December 23, 2013
$14.99; E-Book; ISBN: 978-1-118-68025-4


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