The Véro & Louis Home is more than just a concept for living. It’s also a unique place of research that helps advance our knowledge on autism in adults.
We have partnered with university research programs to measure, assess and learn from the effects of home design, activity programming and technology on residents’ quality of life.
Objectives: Identify best practices around the world in order to inform and support the design of a first reproducible Home. The research team of the Faculty of Planning set the additional objective of formulating principles for the flagship home's innovative design all while using a sustainable approach.
Lead Researchers: Virginie LaSalle, Daniel Pearl, Jeanne Lafon
Objective: The project aims to assess the impact of an innovative living environment on the quality of life and social participation of semi-autonomous autistic adults and to identify both individual and environmental factors that may have an impact on the functional autonomy, social participation, well-being and quality of life of autistic adults.
Lead Researchers: Roger Godbout, PhD; Baudoin Forgeot D'Arc, MD, PhD
Project Manager: Anne-Marie Nader, PsyD / PhD
Objectives: Evaluate the strategies implemented during the design of existing places intended specifically for people with autism and, on this basis, to project avenues for innovation. Describe and characterize the various components of the built environment influencing the well-being of people with autism. Design an interior design pedagogical formula for the co-design of the built environment based on the lived experience of people with autism.
Lead Researcher: Virginie LaSalle
Co-researchers: Baudoin Forgeot D'Arc, MD, PhD; Vincent Larivière; Isabelle Feillou, PhD
Main objective: To develop a generalizable residential model using technology. More specifically, the project evaluates:
Lead Researcher: Dany Lussier-Desrochers, PhD
Project Manager: Laurence Pépin-Beauchesne MSc, Ps.Ed
Objectives: The research project has five main objectives:
Lead Researcher: Malena Argumedes-Charles, PhD
Project Managers: Valérie Martin, PhD; Marie-Michèle Dufour, PhD
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