UK's first 'quiet hour' for autistic shoppers to be held next week

Shops and restaurants up and down the country will dim their lights and turn down their music for an hour next week to raise awareness of autism. 

Around 4,500 shops, including Toys R Us, Clarks and Sainsbury’s will make their premises autism-friendly as part of a National Autistic Society and Intu shopping centre campaign. 

The idea is to create a safe space for people with autism, who are often overwhelmed by the overload of sensory information in their day to day lives.

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28th September 2017
Evening Standard