Thousands of UK shops set to dim lights and music for Autism Hour
Over 4,500 stores across the UK are set to dim their lights and turn down the music to create an autism-friendly environment for one hour next week as part of a new event.
Starting at 10am on 2 October, shops taking part will become more welcoming spaces for autistic people, while also sharing information about the condition and spreading awareness.
Branches of popular high street brands including Marks & Spencer, Clarks, Superdrug, John Lewis, Toys ‘R’ Us, Sainsbury’s and Mothercare are all set to take part in the campaign, along with 14 shopping centres run by intu around the country.
Lloyds Banking Group is also set to take part by spending the hour educating their employees to support autistic customers.