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Craigmillar Park Primary School is a mainstream school located in Edinburgh. The ‘Curriculum for Excellence’, implemented in 2010 by the Scottish Government, focuses on the inclusion of children with additional support needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Unfortunately, they have given little attention to the effect the design of the school environment can have on autistic children. The school
re-design has focused on adaptive reuse and has incorporated feedback from current Teachers as well as the research by the academic, Magda Mostafa. The design has been based on key considerations e.g. sensory zoning, escape spaces and transition zones. The minimalist design has been carefully considered to benefit not only children with ASD but their fellow classmates and school staff.