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1 Housing for People with Autism Blueroof Technologies, Inc.

2 Blueroofs Goals Develop Technology for older adults and people with disabilities Phase 1: Develop and build a new type of home in McKeesport and other areas Accessible Smart Affordable Sustainable Phase 2: Retrofit wireless technology into existing homes and apartments Develop Technology for older adults and people with disabilities Phase 1: Develop and build a new type of home in McKeesport and other areas Accessible Smart Affordable Sustainable Phase 2: Retrofit wireless technology into existing homes and apartments

3 Presentation Goals Establish Design Goals for ASD Housing * Review Each Design Consideration in Terms of the Design Goals * Elicit Feedback from Participants Most important features Features not discussed * OPENING DOORS - A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders, May be viewed online at http://www.autismcenter.org/openingdoors.aspx Establish Design Goals for ASD Housing * Review Each Design Consideration in Terms of the Design Goals * Elicit Feedback from Participants Most important features Features not discussed * OPENING DOORS - A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders, May be viewed online at http://www.autismcenter.org/openingdoors.aspx

4 Model Smart Cottage Evaluate Accessibility Features Proving Ground for Smart Technology Attract Important Visitors to McKeesport Available On the World Wide Web Demonstrate Smart Technologies Evaluate Accessibility Features Proving Ground for Smart Technology Attract Important Visitors to McKeesport Available On the World Wide Web Demonstrate Smart Technologies

5 Construction Spring 2005

6 Smart Cottage Sun Clean windows Nanomaterial coating Zero step entrance

7 Research and Development Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center Pitt, CMU, and others Penn State Smart Spaces @ UP PSUGA Industry Bosch North America Philips Honeywell Seagate AT Sciences Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center Pitt, CMU, and others Penn State Smart Spaces @ UP PSUGA Industry Bosch North America Philips Honeywell Seagate AT Sciences

8 Young Adult Housing

9 ASD Residential Models * Transitional Models Supported Living Supervised Living Group Homes (supported and supervised) Farmstead Programs (supervised) Intermediate Care Facility-Mental Retardation (institutional) * Advancing Full Spectrum Housing: Design for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Transitional Models Supported Living Supervised Living Group Homes (supported and supervised) Farmstead Programs (supervised) Intermediate Care Facility-Mental Retardation (institutional) * Advancing Full Spectrum Housing: Design for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

10 Design Goals A.Ensure Safety and Security B.Maximize Familiarity C.Minimize Sensory Overload D.Allow Opportunities for Controlling Social Interaction and Privacy E.Provide Adequate Choice & Independence F.Foster Health & Wellness G.Enhance Ones Dignity H.Ensure Durability I.Achieve Affordability a.Both Initially and Operationally J.Ensure Accessibility & Support A.Ensure Safety and Security B.Maximize Familiarity C.Minimize Sensory Overload D.Allow Opportunities for Controlling Social Interaction and Privacy E.Provide Adequate Choice & Independence F.Foster Health & Wellness G.Enhance Ones Dignity H.Ensure Durability I.Achieve Affordability a.Both Initially and Operationally J.Ensure Accessibility & Support

11 Design Considerations 1.Neighborhood 2.Floor Plan Strategies 3.Outdoor Spaces 4.Living/Community Rooms 5.Kitchens 6.Hallways, Stairs & Ramps 7.Bedrooms 8.Sensory Rooms 9.Bathrooms 10.Laundry Room 11.Technology 1.Neighborhood 2.Floor Plan Strategies 3.Outdoor Spaces 4.Living/Community Rooms 5.Kitchens 6.Hallways, Stairs & Ramps 7.Bedrooms 8.Sensory Rooms 9.Bathrooms 10.Laundry Room 11.Technology

12 Design Considerations (cont.) 12.Visual Cues 13.Ventilation 14.Lighting 15.Materials 16.Acoustics 17.Appliances & Fixtures 12.Visual Cues 13.Ventilation 14.Lighting 15.Materials 16.Acoustics 17.Appliances & Fixtures

13 1. Neighborhood Neighborhood Accessibility & Support Close to family members, support groups, public transportation, grocery stores, pharmacies, employment opportunities, day programs, medical facilities and services, entertainment and social options, parks and outdoor recreation Established, stable neighborhood Appropriate zoning to avoid future conflict Appropriate scale of facility to other existing structures Neighborhood Accessibility & Support Close to family members, support groups, public transportation, grocery stores, pharmacies, employment opportunities, day programs, medical facilities and services, entertainment and social options, parks and outdoor recreation Established, stable neighborhood Appropriate zoning to avoid future conflict Appropriate scale of facility to other existing structures

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15 McKIZ McKeesport Independence Zone A 10 Acre Aware Integrated Community/Campus Oldest McKeesport ward 15 Blueroof Research Cottages Technically tied together Wireless monitoring alert in the zone Model Cottage is the center point Outdoor safety and security Collect data-Blueroof Research Cottages Revive the neighborhood McKeesport Independence Zone A 10 Acre Aware Integrated Community/Campus Oldest McKeesport ward 15 Blueroof Research Cottages Technically tied together Wireless monitoring alert in the zone Model Cottage is the center point Outdoor safety and security Collect data-Blueroof Research Cottages Revive the neighborhood

16 Blueroof Smart Lamp Post

17 2. Floor Plan Strategies Familiarity & Clarity Predictability in the environment – spatial sequencing, smooth transitions Clear spatial layout using half walls, vestibules, cutouts Clearly defined spaces & rooms Change of materials indicates change of use Clean lines, uncluttered Ample storage, s hared as well as individual Sensory Sensitivity Separate high from low, include escape spaces Health & Wellness Common areas, outsides, bedrooms encourage jumping, pacing, bouncing Private staff areas away from residents for paperwork, conferencing, etc. Familiarity & Clarity Predictability in the environment – spatial sequencing, smooth transitions Clear spatial layout using half walls, vestibules, cutouts Clearly defined spaces & rooms Change of materials indicates change of use Clean lines, uncluttered Ample storage, s hared as well as individual Sensory Sensitivity Separate high from low, include escape spaces Health & Wellness Common areas, outsides, bedrooms encourage jumping, pacing, bouncing Private staff areas away from residents for paperwork, conferencing, etc.

18 Blueroof Assistive Homes Completed Penn Hills for Milestone Centers North Versailles for CLASS (UCP) McKeesport for Mon Yough Community Services Irwin for Family Services of Western PA Under Discussion/Design McKeesport for Allegheny Health Choices Completed Penn Hills for Milestone Centers North Versailles for CLASS (UCP) McKeesport for Mon Yough Community Services Irwin for Family Services of Western PA Under Discussion/Design McKeesport for Allegheny Health Choices

19 Blueroof Spectrum House

20 3. Outdoor Spaces Safety & Security Adequate lighting on timers, zero step outside doors Familiarity & Clarity Covered walkway or porch at entrance, courtyard, mix of hardscape and softscape, raised planters for access Social Interactions and Privacy Plant flower and vegetable gardens for residents to tend Health & Wellness Low maintenance landscape, adequate shade, recreational facilities on site Healing gardens Homelike setting, spaces for privacy, social exchange possible, stimulate awareness, family gathering site, comfortable seating, sense of security, accessible Safety & Security Adequate lighting on timers, zero step outside doors Familiarity & Clarity Covered walkway or porch at entrance, courtyard, mix of hardscape and softscape, raised planters for access Social Interactions and Privacy Plant flower and vegetable gardens for residents to tend Health & Wellness Low maintenance landscape, adequate shade, recreational facilities on site Healing gardens Homelike setting, spaces for privacy, social exchange possible, stimulate awareness, family gathering site, comfortable seating, sense of security, accessible

21 4. Living/Community Rooms Social Interaction & Privacy Range of areas for different types of interactions Provide separate family meeting space Central shared space for mailboxes, message board, etc. Locate common areas in close proximity to one another Common areas include active and quiet spaces within it Window seats, nooks, etc. provide opportunities for peripheral participation if desired Social Interaction & Privacy Range of areas for different types of interactions Provide separate family meeting space Central shared space for mailboxes, message board, etc. Locate common areas in close proximity to one another Common areas include active and quiet spaces within it Window seats, nooks, etc. provide opportunities for peripheral participation if desired

22 5. Kitchens Safety & Security Food preparation space separate from cooking spaces Durability Durable, heat resistant, easily cleaned countertop surfaces Avoid tiled or laminate surfaces Mix countertops according to use Solid wood cabinets Choice & Independence Adequate space, countertops, multiple stations Sufficient storage for items from each individual Safety & Security Food preparation space separate from cooking spaces Durability Durable, heat resistant, easily cleaned countertop surfaces Avoid tiled or laminate surfaces Mix countertops according to use Solid wood cabinets Choice & Independence Adequate space, countertops, multiple stations Sufficient storage for items from each individual

23 6. Hallways, Stairs & Ramps Familiarity & Clarity Wide (4ft.) hallways and (3ft.) doorways, all floors accessible Short hallways and stairways Minimize blind corners, provide seating on landings Health & Wellness Single loaded corridors opening onto shared spaces or courtyard for cross ventilation, light and social interaction Durability Use well-installed carpet runners on stairs Familiarity & Clarity Wide (4ft.) hallways and (3ft.) doorways, all floors accessible Short hallways and stairways Minimize blind corners, provide seating on landings Health & Wellness Single loaded corridors opening onto shared spaces or courtyard for cross ventilation, light and social interaction Durability Use well-installed carpet runners on stairs

24 7. Bedrooms Choice & Independence Desk with task lighting Closets internally lit with built-in organization system Health & Wellness Individual climate control and ventilating fan Dignity Separate bedrooms with separate attached bathrooms Choice & Independence Desk with task lighting Closets internally lit with built-in organization system Health & Wellness Individual climate control and ventilating fan Dignity Separate bedrooms with separate attached bathrooms

25 8. Sensory Rooms Sensory Sensitivity Systems to allow residents to modify lighting, music Painted white or light, soft colors Textures for added sensory engaagement Acoustically contained Snoezelen Rooms, (Dutch for sniff and doze, an established sensory room model, can be adopted * *http://www.worldwidesnoezelen.com/component/option,com_ frontpage/Itemid,1/ Sensory Sensitivity Systems to allow residents to modify lighting, music Painted white or light, soft colors Textures for added sensory engaagement Acoustically contained Snoezelen Rooms, (Dutch for sniff and doze, an established sensory room model, can be adopted * *http://www.worldwidesnoezelen.com/component/option,com_ frontpage/Itemid,1/

26 9. Bathrooms Safety & Security Install non-slip floor covering Health & Wellness One or more bathroom for general use At least one accessible main floor bathroom Wall hung sinks Grab bars for toilet and shower/bath Durability Toilets should have concealed cisterns and use a push panel flush system Tile or waterproof panels on all walls to minimize possible water damage Safety & Security Install non-slip floor covering Health & Wellness One or more bathroom for general use At least one accessible main floor bathroom Wall hung sinks Grab bars for toilet and shower/bath Durability Toilets should have concealed cisterns and use a push panel flush system Tile or waterproof panels on all walls to minimize possible water damage

27 Bathroom Fall Detection Low cost (uses infrastructure and software) Recognize bath is occupied Time non-activity ALERT if no exit and no activity for a period of time ALARM if no exit and no activity for a longer period of time Low cost (uses infrastructure and software) Recognize bath is occupied Time non-activity ALERT if no exit and no activity for a period of time ALARM if no exit and no activity for a longer period of time

28 10. Laundry Room Familiarity & Clarity Ample counter space for prep, folding and sorting Storage for laundry supplies Sensory Sensitivity Adequate ventilation with fans & Ducts Adequate acoustic insulation Health & Wellness Laundry sink or commercial hopper for large, soiled items Front loading washers and dryers, raised for accessibility Durability Floor drain Durable, continuous floor covering Familiarity & Clarity Ample counter space for prep, folding and sorting Storage for laundry supplies Sensory Sensitivity Adequate ventilation with fans & Ducts Adequate acoustic insulation Health & Wellness Laundry sink or commercial hopper for large, soiled items Front loading washers and dryers, raised for accessibility Durability Floor drain Durable, continuous floor covering

29 11. Technology Technology presented by Bob Walters.

30 12. Visual Clues Safety & Security Incorporate visual signs into the home environment to assist with safe use of appliances, electrical outlets, windows, doors, and the like, in the form of pictures, words, or warning colors understood by all residents. Familiarity & Clarity Picture schedules can assist residents with daily activities Color coding can indicate location, room, functional area Color palettes avoid bright, primary colors Written or pictorial signage may be used Sensory Sensitivity Minimize detail and visual clutter Safety & Security Incorporate visual signs into the home environment to assist with safe use of appliances, electrical outlets, windows, doors, and the like, in the form of pictures, words, or warning colors understood by all residents. Familiarity & Clarity Picture schedules can assist residents with daily activities Color coding can indicate location, room, functional area Color palettes avoid bright, primary colors Written or pictorial signage may be used Sensory Sensitivity Minimize detail and visual clutter

31 13. Ventilation Sensory Sensitivity Silent, ducted exhaust fans for kitchen and bathrooms Health & Wellness High quality HEPA filters Operable windows with enclosed blinds in living areas Moisture proof fabrics Affordability Double glass windows Wire bath exhaust fan to light switch and/or timer or sensor Sensory Sensitivity Silent, ducted exhaust fans for kitchen and bathrooms Health & Wellness High quality HEPA filters Operable windows with enclosed blinds in living areas Moisture proof fabrics Affordability Double glass windows Wire bath exhaust fan to light switch and/or timer or sensor

32 14. Lighting Safety & Security Avoid high-heat tungsten or halogen bulbs Halls, stairs and landings well lit Outdoor spaces well lit with timers installed Familiarity & Clarity Use indirect lighting Use bright, uniform, shadow free lights in bathrooms Use under cabinet and recessed lights in kitchen Use overhead, recessed and task lighting in most rooms Provide lights in closets Dignity Recessed and task lighting in living/community rooms Safety & Security Avoid high-heat tungsten or halogen bulbs Halls, stairs and landings well lit Outdoor spaces well lit with timers installed Familiarity & Clarity Use indirect lighting Use bright, uniform, shadow free lights in bathrooms Use under cabinet and recessed lights in kitchen Use overhead, recessed and task lighting in most rooms Provide lights in closets Dignity Recessed and task lighting in living/community rooms

33 14. Lighting (cont.) Sensory Sensitivity Natural light available in all rooms Non-fluorescent, no-flicker bulbs Even lighting levels with dimmers, easily adjustable blinds Reduce glare with indirect lighting, clerestory windows, awnings Only buzz free dimmers Choice & Independence Flexibility through portable task lighting Durability Wet areas need waterproof fittings Recessed lighting to minimize breakage Ample electrical outlets Sensory Sensitivity Natural light available in all rooms Non-fluorescent, no-flicker bulbs Even lighting levels with dimmers, easily adjustable blinds Reduce glare with indirect lighting, clerestory windows, awnings Only buzz free dimmers Choice & Independence Flexibility through portable task lighting Durability Wet areas need waterproof fittings Recessed lighting to minimize breakage Ample electrical outlets

34 15. Materials Safety & Security Non-slip flooring in bathroom, kitchen, laundry rooms Low pile carpets with smooth transitions Sensory Sensitivity Non-slip area rugs & wall hangings for acoustics Avoid materials with distracting patterns Choose soft color paints Health & Wellness Use zero or low VOC paints & hypoallergenic materials Use non-toxic, biodegradable cleaners & no pesticides Seal all MDF & plywood to minimize off-gassing Use non pressure treated wood outside Safety & Security Non-slip flooring in bathroom, kitchen, laundry rooms Low pile carpets with smooth transitions Sensory Sensitivity Non-slip area rugs & wall hangings for acoustics Avoid materials with distracting patterns Choose soft color paints Health & Wellness Use zero or low VOC paints & hypoallergenic materials Use non-toxic, biodegradable cleaners & no pesticides Seal all MDF & plywood to minimize off-gassing Use non pressure treated wood outside

35 15. Materials (cont.) Familiarity & Clarity Use contrast to indicate switches, outlets, other features Select materials that create a warm, non-institutional home environment Dueability Select hard, continuous surface flooring Carpet tiles rather than rolled carpet Wainscoting, corner guards, high baseboards or chair rails Durable, solid surface and backsplash, fire & heat resistant, easily disinfected countertops Avoid laminates, tile with grout Solid wood is better than veneer or particle board Familiarity & Clarity Use contrast to indicate switches, outlets, other features Select materials that create a warm, non-institutional home environment Dueability Select hard, continuous surface flooring Carpet tiles rather than rolled carpet Wainscoting, corner guards, high baseboards or chair rails Durable, solid surface and backsplash, fire & heat resistant, easily disinfected countertops Avoid laminates, tile with grout Solid wood is better than veneer or particle board

36 16. Acoustics Sensory Sensitivity Quiet appliances, HVAC, ventilation, washer & dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher to minimize ambient noise Deeply raked joints in brickwork to break up sound Soundproofing panels where appropriate Locate blower for kitchen ventilator outside the kitchen using a remote blower Sensory Sensitivity Quiet appliances, HVAC, ventilation, washer & dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher to minimize ambient noise Deeply raked joints in brickwork to break up sound Soundproofing panels where appropriate Locate blower for kitchen ventilator outside the kitchen using a remote blower

37 17. Appliances and Fixtures Safety & Security Stove with induction cooktops, front or side controls Cool touch small appliances into auto-shutoff safety outlets Appliances with auto-shutoff or use motion detector or lock- out control Drain trap with captive plugs instead of garbage disposal Sinks, toilets, baths and washing machines with flood alarm Single lever mixing faucets Durability Concealed cistern toilets with push panel flush system Bathtubs of heavy gauge porcelain on steel Safety & Security Stove with induction cooktops, front or side controls Cool touch small appliances into auto-shutoff safety outlets Appliances with auto-shutoff or use motion detector or lock- out control Drain trap with captive plugs instead of garbage disposal Sinks, toilets, baths and washing machines with flood alarm Single lever mixing faucets Durability Concealed cistern toilets with push panel flush system Bathtubs of heavy gauge porcelain on steel

38 17. Appliances and Fixtures (cont.) Familiarity & Clarity Appliances with large easy to read and use controls with visual and audible signals Sufficient lighting for all appliance use Handles allow use of the whole hand Nightlights in kitchen and bathrooms Laundry room with sink, folding area, folding ironing board Health & Wellness Appliances easy to clean and maintain Accessible appliances and fixtures allow for more flesibility over the life of the resident Sensory Sensitivity Appliances should be as quiet as possible Familiarity & Clarity Appliances with large easy to read and use controls with visual and audible signals Sufficient lighting for all appliance use Handles allow use of the whole hand Nightlights in kitchen and bathrooms Laundry room with sink, folding area, folding ironing board Health & Wellness Appliances easy to clean and maintain Accessible appliances and fixtures allow for more flesibility over the life of the resident Sensory Sensitivity Appliances should be as quiet as possible

39 Blueroof Research Cottage

40 Blueroof Research Cottages (BRC) Extremely affordable Energy efficient technology Deep well geothermal heat pump Obtain quality of life data Rent (subsidized) to low income adults 2 bedroom, 860 sq ft Focus is Research Extremely affordable Energy efficient technology Deep well geothermal heat pump Obtain quality of life data Rent (subsidized) to low income adults 2 bedroom, 860 sq ft Focus is Research

41 Presentation Goals Establish Design Goals for ASD Housing * Review Each Design Consideration in Terms of the Design Goals * Elicit Feedback from Participants Most important features Features not discussed * OPENING DOORS - A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders, May be viewed online at http://www.autismcenter.org/openingdoors.aspx Establish Design Goals for ASD Housing * Review Each Design Consideration in Terms of the Design Goals * Elicit Feedback from Participants Most important features Features not discussed * OPENING DOORS - A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders, May be viewed online at http://www.autismcenter.org/openingdoors.aspx

42 Thank You! Please Visit Us at www.bluerooftechnologies.com Smart Technologies for Smart Living


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