Autism-Friendly Shopping Hour

In Manchester, U.K, a superstore staged its first ever ‘quiet hour’ to help autistic and disabled shoppers this weekend… and now EIGHT other shops at Manchester Fort are set to do the same.

Simon Lea, manager of the Asda Living store at the Cheetham Hill complex, came up with the idea to helping people who felt intimidated or stressed by noise and disturbance.  And his idea for a super-quiet shopping environment struck a chord with thousands of people around the country with autism or other conditions and their families.

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