Going quiet for autism

A SHOPPING centre will be supporting shoppers with autism today, as part of a national initiative.

Monday, 2nd October 2017, 6:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 10:34 am

Locks Heath Shopping Village will turn down the music and other noise and dim the lights for an hour for Autism Hour 2017.

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According to the National Autism Society, shops can be too loud, too bright and be an information overload for autistic people.

Shopping centre marketing manager Donna Callander said: ‘We vowed to ensure that the entire family unit should have a positive experience when visiting our centres.

‘By taking part in Autism Hour we are giving a little bit of support to shoppers who have autism as well as their friends and family and educating our staff and store teams at the same time.’