Analysis of Therapeutic Gardens for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This article discusses how outdoor design elements and landscape design can benefit children with ASD. The study used a literature review and review of established design criteria, observation and analysis of built projects to evaluate design criteria, and an application of design guidelines to a specific project. The results of the study included a refined set of design guidelines.
keywords: landscape design guidelines, sensory environments, sensory processing disorder, special needs therapeutic landscapes, evidence-based approach, restorative outdoor spaces, healing gardens