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"Sensory Friendly" Becomes News Selling Point in Housing Market - featured May 17, 2010

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Thank you to Disability Scoop for telling us about this story.

A group of western New York real estate agents are being trained to spot houses that would best meet the sensory needs of those with autism.

Through a partnership with a local nonprofit autism service provider, 14 real estate agents from a group of Buffalo-area Coldwell Banker offices are learning what attributes make a house sensory-friendly. They’re being trained to look at factors like a home’s lighting, colors and floor plan and whether or not a house has sidewalks outside. Moreover, they’re taking note of how much traffic there is in the neighborhood and how accessible the area may be.

Read the Article in Business First of Buffalo, through a link on Disability Scoop HERE

Tags: Newsletter News of the Week 21 May 2010 Sensory Processing Disorder Autism