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Walking Loop

For people who are neurodivergent, walking is one of the common physical activities to cope with the extreme stress inherent in their daily lives. To accommodate such stress-coping behaviors, a walking loop was integrated in YA's recent daycare center design for the neurodivergent folks. The loop aisle was made wide enough for two persons to pass each other comfortably. It is free of dead-end corners, incorporates outdoor views, and provides access to outside spaces.

Loops can be created in a home as well, although it might have to be done differently, for instance, by connecting rooms with additional doors, in order to fit within the limited space. The loop alone is not sufficient to accommodate neurodivergent folks, yet is one of the features that benefit caregivers as well especially when they need to avoid stressful situations or confrontations.

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