Supermarket Will Have ‘Quiet Hour’ for Autistic Customers

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A branch of the supermarket chain Asda in the British city of Manchester will introduce a ‘quiet hour’ for autistic shoppers, when noise and other distractions will be minimized. To avoid sensory overload, escalators, TV screens and music will be switched off, and visitors can request a layout map to ease the frustration of wandering the aisles. Read more about it on The Week.

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