Following on from the hugely successful launch in 2017, retailers at intu Chapelfield will once again support the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour week. Everybody is welcome to come along to shop during our 'quiet hour' on Sunday 7 October from 4-5pm, which is designed to provide autistic people with a break from the usual overload of ‘too much information’.
Every shop and restaurant is being asked to observe the ‘quiet hours’ by dimming their lights, turning down music and other background noise for two hours from 3pm on Sunday.
Staff at intu Chapelfield already receive training to provide autism-aware customer service and a customer guide can be downloaded to help autistic customers and their families plan a visit to the centre. You can also pick up free guides from the information desk.
Here is the list of retailers that have confirmed they're taking part:
The Perfume Shop
Virgin Holidays Sky Stand
Build a Bear Workshop
Office Skinny Dip