Supermarket brings in 'quiet hour' designed to help autistic people
Supermarkets are often bustling places, meaning it can be overwhelming for people on the autism spectrum and those who care for them.
To make the experience easier, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and supermarket chain Coles have partnered together on a pilot program which will see stores go quiet for an hour as part of a sensory-friendly experience.
During the that time, the store’s radio will be turned down to its lowest level, and the lights will be dimmed by 50 per cent.
Register and scanner volumes will be turned down to its lowest level, roll cages will be off the shop floor, trolley collections will stop, and PA announcements will be avoided — bar emergencies. Read more…