A group of western New York real estate agents are being trained to spot houses that would best meet the sensory needs of those with autism.

Through a partnership with a local nonprofit autism service provider, 14 real estate agents from a group of Buffalo-area Coldwell Banker offices are learning what attributes make a house sensory-friendly. They’re being trained to look at factors like a home’s lighting, colors and floor plan and whether or not a house has sidewalks outside. Moreover, they’re taking note of how much traffic there is in the neighborhood and how accessible the area may be.

Homes with attributes that are conducive to those with autism will be given a designation of “sensory smart environment” from the nonprofit, reports Business First of Buffalo. To read more click here.

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