Last year, The National Autistic Society organised for over 5000 retailers to take part in an Autism Hour. This means that for one hour out of a busy shopping day, they dimmed their lights and turned down the music to help create a more ‘autism-friendly’ shop floor. They also made an effort to educate and inform the general public, with the charities website stating that – ‘over 99% of people have heard of autism, but only 16% of autistic people feel the public understand them’.
From the 6th until the 13th October Autism Hour Is Back!
You can use the link below to find an Autism Hour near you, with over 8000 shops and businesses signing up this year:
Alternatively, make a donation on the link below to encourage businesses to make long term changes that go beyond an hour and into helping create more permanent positive alterations within public spaces that help benefit people with autism: