Sensory Supportive Spaces

Don and Betty Tucker Hall

At AU, we understand that sensory regulation is key to both the physical and emotional comfort of autistic individuals.

Newly designed residence hall space touts sensory-supportive living and social spaces. The interiors are designed with the goal of alleviating anxiety so that students can focus their energy and emotions on a positive college experience. These spaces include a sensory room and program space to support students on the autism spectrum.

The design features include:

  • Common spaces with flexible seating
  • Quiet study spaces outside of the residence hall rooms
  • Semi-private bathrooms including showers with adjustable water pressure
  • Dimmable and tunable lighting
  • Cool, pale colors
  • Flooring to reduce sound
  • Patterns that limit visual stimuli