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Autism quiet hour

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month at intu Merry Hill, as we make shopping more accessible for autistic people.

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month at intu Merry Hill, as we make shopping more accessible for autistic people.

Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. There are approximately 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.

intu Merry Hill is committed to creating an autism-friendly shopping experience each month, which includes:

  • Dimming lights around the centre
  • Reducing background noise, wherever possible
  • Raising awareness of autism

Throughout 2019, we will be making shopping more accessible for our autistic shoppers on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 3 July
  • Wednesday 7 August
  • Wednesday 4 September
  • Wednesday 2 October
  • Wednesday 6 November
  • Wednesday 4 December

Find out more about autism by visiting the National Autistic Society here.

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