Xàbia adapts the pedestrian crossings for people with autism

On the first strip, blue pictograms will be painted with four drawings that mean "stop", "look", "vehicle stopped" and "cross".
Pedestrian crossings in Xàbia / Town Hall of Xàbia

He Town Hall of Xàbia has signed an agreement with the Autism Association of Xàbia and the TEAVIVAL Association with the intention of promoting the inclusion of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (TORCH) in the town.

The collaboration will make it possible to adapt the crosswalks to promote their autonomy, their road safety and their inclusion in society. On the first strip, a sequence of blue pictograms will be screen printed so that people with ASD can understand how to use them, thus improving their road safety.

The sequence is based on four drawings: STOP, LOOK, STOPPED VEHICLE and CROSS. This visual support is very useful for people with autism and can also teach children or the elderly the usefulness of crosswalks.

In Xàbia they will be painted in strategic places such as the itineraries that go to schools, in parks or sports infrastructures. The intention is to improve the day-to-day life and road safety of these people and, at the same time, other groups that may also benefit from the implementation of measures that help to better understand their environment.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterized by qualitative deficits in social interaction, communication, behavior characterized by repetitive and stereotyped patterns, and a restricted repertoire of interests and activities. It affects cognitive, emotional and social skills and competencies.

In Xàbia, the Xàbia Autism Association has been working for years to offer the community educational and socialization tools appropriate to these needs.

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