The importance of making sure a home suits the person who lives there has long been recognized. As Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.”
People with special needs greatly benefit from having a sanctuary to call their own. With the right tips and modifications, their home can become that place for them – a respite from the outside world they can’t control.
Special needs can vary greatly, from spinal injuries to dyslexia. Such a range makes it impossible to prescribe one floor plan, change, or tool for every person. Instead, this article explores types of needs, how to pay for modifications to a home, and examples of easy modifications people can make to adapt your space.