Want To Behavior-Proof Your Home? Here’s How
At 22, Larry and Beth Markin knew it was time for their son to leave home. But none of the ready-made options — an institution or an existing group home — seemed like a good fit. So, they remodeled a home specifically with their son Eric’s needs in mind.
The Markins contracted George Braddock, an Oregon consultant who specializes in retrofitting homes for people with disabilities, to tailor the home to their son’s aggressive behavior and other needs, reports The Chicago Tribune.
One change Braddock recommended was installing sliding doors with tracks on the top and bottom, rather than just the top, to ensure that the doors stay in place even if kicked. Also, the interior walls are so hard that Eric quickly stopped hitting his head against or kicking them.
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The Markins say they hope the home can be a model for others. To read more click here.