The built environment is sometimes defined as the human-made space in which people live, work, and undertake leisure activities on a day-to-day basis.
The built environment includes new builds as well as modifications to existing spaces.
Some people believe that the built environment can be adapted in order to make it more accessible and usable, and less intimidating and confusing, to individuals on the autism spectrum.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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