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'Autism Hour' helps cut shopping stress

An everyday task like going to the shops can be a stressful experience for a person with autism.

Bright lights, loud noises and busy crowds can be overwhelming and leads many people with the condition to skip the shops altogether.

A study by the National Autistic Society suggests 64% of people with autism and their carers have avoided shopping.

But this week, stores and malls around the UK are taking part in an initiative designed to take away some of the distress.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41482019
Date
4th October 2017
Source
BBC