“Cork floors soften footsteps; shutters modulate sunlight and views; extra-wide hallways ease transitions by providing more room for [you] to move,” writes Rebecca Horne; “and ‘escape spaces’ offer [you] respite from overwhelming experiences or interactions.” Horne is describing two schools, one in urban New York and one in rural New Jersey, intended to be suitable and inviting for autistic people with sensory sensitivities, but it sounds to me like an environment almost anyone would prefer. So why aren’t we building places and spaces to these sorts of specifications as a matter of course?

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