“Environment is integral to our ability to function at our best, yet we often ignore its true importance unless it’s based solely on aesthetic and trend. While it affects all of us on a sub-conscious level, its effects are much more visceral for children on the spectrum. As an example, perhaps you’re shopping for ideas for your home and select a design that is visually appealing or currently trendy. Many dollars and hours of time later you discover that these cool modern “vogue” designs or cute bright kids’ colors are creating agitation, exacerbating your child’s anxiety, or maybe even inducing headaches in your favorite room? If you design your child’s space to look “kid cute”, or throw in all the things your child likes to keep him/her happy, and you think that will do the trick, I’m here to tell you it may be hurting them instead of helping. If you’re going to spend hard earned money on the necessary therapies, doesn’t it make sense their surroundings support those efforts and allows your child to rise to their potential? Of course it does!  The good news is that it’s not as hard as you might think!”

Why it Works

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. – Pablo Picasso