For autistic people, the world can seem full of too much information – and too little understanding. Did you know that 64% of autistic people and their families avoid even going out to the shops due to feeling socially isolated?
On Monday 2nd October at 10:00am, Templars Square will hold a 60 minute quiet hour, taking the time to provide autistic people with a break from the overload of too much information.
This will include:
- Turning down music and other noise: Overwhelming noise is a common barrier to autistic people accessing shops. Where possible, in-store tannoy announcements and other controllable noise will be reduced.
- Dimming the lights: Lighting, particularly fluorescent strip lighting, can be overwhelming for autistic people. Wherever possible, whilst maintaining a safe premises, lights may be dimmed.