Realtors to help vet "sensory smart" properties for people with autism

05/14/2010 | American City Business Journals

A western New York real estate company and a nonprofit autism-advocacy group have teamed up to provide training for real estate agents so they can better evaluate properties for prospective homebuyers who have family members with autism. Agents will be trained on the sensory features most appropriate for people with autism, and Autistic Services will certify some homes with a "sensory smart environment" seal of approval. "Our world was not made with autism in mind, and yet there is so much sensory input that comes from the environment that affects the behavior of a child with autism," the nonprofit's executive director said.

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