Autism Planning and Design Guidelines 1.0

APA Ohio Chapter


Friday, February 1, 2019
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

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Ohio State graduate and undergraduate students created a planning and design framework for planning with people with autism to create a public realm that addresses their needs. This work was the culmination of a 1.5-year planning process that included adults with autism, parent caregivers of adults with autism, professionals from planning and planning- and urban design-related fields, and experts on autism. The students’ work informs practicing planners who wish to consider planning with people with autism and the impacts of policies and plans affect people with autism. This toolkit of design and policy guidelines helps planners become proactive in creating more inclusive places relative to autism.

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Richard Stein, AICP

Invited Speaker

Rick Stein is the Principal and Owner of Urban Decision Group – an urban planning and professional services firm located in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Stein is co-founder of the Urban Mobility Research Center (UMRC) – a think-tank devoted to helping plan for changes to cities and transportation networks, including the impacts of ... Read More

Gala Korniyenko

Gala Korniyenko is a PhD student in the city and regional planning at The Ohio State University. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Kansas where she holds a Master of Urban Planning. Gala is also an administrator of the American Planning Association’s Planning for Underserved Populations ... Read More

Kyle Ezell, AICP CUD

Invited Speaker

Kyle Ezell, AICP CUD, is a professor of practice at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School’s City and Regional Planning program and an administrator of the American Planning Association’s Planning for Underserved Populations Interest Group. Ezell’s work leading students in planning and designing for adults with ... Read More

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Christine Dersi Davis,