Co-op stores around the country participate in #AutismHour

Alice Warner

Over 3,000 Co-op stores across the country participated in #AutismHour on Saturday (Oct 6).

Between 10am and 11am the stores made a few small adjustments to their stores to make a massive difference to autistic customers.

Some stores dimmed the lights, some turned off their radio and some turned off their screens and some did all of these just to make the atmosphere of the shop easier to walk into.

For autistic people, the world can seem full of too much information and people generally stereotype autistic people which leads to 79 per cent of autistic people feeling socially isolated and 64 per cent avoiding going to the shops altogether.

This got the public talking about what autistic people feel and worry about and why this atmosphere would make them more comfortable.

There are many ways to get involved and raise awareness for autism, visit: austism.org.uk 

 

 

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