Getting Together

Enabling Spaces can help you and your team, big or small, to transform your space into an autism friendly and inclusive place. Whether it’s for you and your family, your small or large business, corporate location, school, not for profit, event or anything in between, we’re here to help you with a variety of solutions to meet your needs.

Outlined below are just some of the ways Enabling Spaces can collaborate with you.


Different Places for Different Minds

An Enabling Spaces Seminar

Are you wanting to push your corporate inclusion and access policy to the next level? Aiming to push your corporate social responsibility to its fullest potential? Looking to increase productivity and keep your community’s need nurtured? Would you like to create a safe space for respite and escape at an event you’re managing or public area you’re developing?

Wonderful! Shelly, the founder of Enabling Spaces, does too.

Enabling Spaces believes education is a central aspect to developing considered spaces which encourage inclusivity.

Different Places for Different Minds is a seminar for those interested in creating an autism friendly built environment at their business. With practical implementation tactics and an introduction to the theory behind designing for the needs of the ASD community, you’ll be armed with the tools to develop a strategy to create an autism friendly business.

What you learn

  • A brief history of autism
  • Why design for autism
  • Learn about some of the most common challenges faced due to inappropriate spaces
  • Autism design theories
  • The benefits of autism design in a wide range of contexts
  • Practical examples of autism design implementation

Participants receive an Autism Aware Certificate, which is the first step in receiving the Autism Friendly Certification for your business, school, organisation or event.

Who it’s for
As this seminar is intended for businesses and corporate bodies, it is able to be fully contextualised to your needs, industry and specialisation. Small and large group sessions are appropriate for:

  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Local government
  • Community organisations and events
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Industry groups
  • Designers, builders and architects
  • Facility managers

This seminar typically runs for 3 hours and is made to suit your needs.

To make an enquiry and receive our Fees information, please contact us here or call 0433 510 416.


Enabling Spaces Friendly Fundamentals

An introduction to autism friendly design

So you’ve read about the connection between autism and the environment but aren’t quite sure you’re ready for the Different Places for Different Minds seminar yet?

No problem! We’ve created an Introductory Seminar to cover the basics of how Enabling Spaces can help you and your community.

While Different Places for Different Minds is recommended for any substantial changes to occur, the Friendly Fundamentals seminar is the perfect way to introduce the topic into your place of work, home and community.

What you learn

  • A short history of autism and some challenges faced in regards to the built environment
  • Why we should design for autism
  • How it can be beneficial
  • Design theories – how to design for autism
  • Examples from around the world

Who it’s for

The Enabling Spaces Friendly Fundamentals Seminar is suitable for small groups, such as company management “discovery meeting”, or larger groups, such as industry sundowners and professional development events. As it’s a brief introduction to what autism design can achieve, we tailor it to meet the needs of your industry or situation. Sessions are suitable for:

  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Local government
  • Parents
  • Community organisations
  • Event Organisers
  • Industry associations

This seminar typically runs between ½ – 1 hour long and is adaptable to suit your needs.

To make an enquiry and receive our Fees information, please contact us here or call 0433 510 416.


Different Homes for Different Minds

A bespoke workshop by Enabling Spaces

Do you want your home, future home, or the home of loved ones and community members to be nurturing to the needs of those on the autism spectrum?

With the Different Homes for Different Minds workshop, you’re taking the first steps in learning some of the ways the home can nurture all of us.

Different Homes for Different Minds features an opportunity for individualised recommendations for participants. This bespoke service allows you to make considered changes in the most cherished space of all: the home.

What you learn

  • A brief history of autism
  • Why design for autism
  • Learn about some of the most common challenges someone on the autism spectrum faces in relation to the home
  • The basics of autism design theories
  • The benefits of autism design in the home
  • Practical examples of autism design implementation in the home
  • How we work with your OT, other specialists and consultants

Who it’s for

The workshop is intended for people who want to make their home (or the home of another) a safe, nurturing place for people on the autism spectrum. This includes people who work with those in the autism community. For example:

  • Individuals on the spectrum
  • Parents and/or guardians of people on the autism spectrum
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other residential support professionals
  • Teachers
  • Special Education support staff

Workshops typically run for 3 hours and are customisable to the group at the time.

To make an enquiry and receive our Fees information, please contact us here or call 0433 510 416.


Spaces and Places Building Consultation

An autism friendly building review by Enabling Spaces

Enabling Spaces is available to review your building with an on-site consultation. This ‘audit’ allows us to determine which areas of a building, business or space need enhancement to become certified as Autism Friendly.

A detailed analysis report is provided, along with a strategic implementation strategy dependant on your goals for the area. Completion and implementation of certain key recommendations is the second stage of gaining an Autism Friendly Certificate.

What you learn

  • What your goals for the space are
  • The areas you have an opportunity to improve upon
  • Specific ways to implement your autism friendly strategy

Who it’s for

  • Workplaces of all sizes
  • Public spaces
  • Retail spaces

Spaces and Places Building Consultation duration is specific to the size of the area.

To make an enquiry and receive our Fees information, please contact us here or call 0433 510 416.


Different Designs for Different Minds

Creating autism friendly spaces and places

Do you want to be at the forefront of new and innovative design approaches? Have an interest in improving the wellness of your community? By partnering with Enabling Spaces, you can learn the tools to create a conscientious and inclusive environment.

Different Designs for Different Minds is Enabling Spaces consulting division for the design and construction professionals in the commercial sphere. Looking to make your designs and future buildings even more inclusive? This is the place to learn from an autism design specialist and collaborate to create a design solution to meet the brief and budget.

What you gain

  • Design review of any existing or proposed plans and specifications
  • An autism design specialist to collaborate with your design team
  • Consultation availability from the design phase to onsite inspections for design integrity

Who it’s for

This consultation service is created with the commercial sphere in mind, so it is best suited for:

  • Designers and Architects
  • Builders
  • Developers
  • Client representatives
  • Local Government
  • Government departments
  • NFP organisations

Services are able to be personalised to fit your needs.

To make an enquiry and receive our Fees information, please contact us here or call 0433 510 416.


Designing Homes for Different Minds

Create an autism friendly home with Enabling Spaces

The home is central to every person’s life, so why settle for one that does not suit your needs?

Designing Homes for Different Minds explores the ways in which the design and specifications of a home can impact a person on the autism spectrum. Created with designers, architects, construction professionals in mind, this design consultation experience allows you to ensure your building will serve the needs of all users.

What you gain

  • Consultation on home design and specification
  • Working with the designer from concept through to construction drawings
  • Available for design concept consultations, plans review
  • Insight into autism design strategies
  • Consultation with a specialist in autism design

Who it’s for

  • Designers and Architects
  • Builders
  • Construction professionals
  • Owner Builders

To make an enquiry and receive our Fees information, please contact us here or call 0433 510 416.


Keynote and Industry Expert Speaker

Shelly Dival, an industry leader in autism design and founder of Enabling Spaces, is available to present Keynote and industry expert presentations at a variety of events and functions. This emerging approach to design best practice challenges the current definition of access and inclusion, towards a more universally beneficial approach to design and inclusivity.

To make an enquiry and receive our Fees information, please contact us here or call 0433 510 416.

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