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Autism Hour

It’s when shops and businesses dim their lights and reduce the noise to help create a calmer atmosphere for autistic shoppers. 

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Why is Autism Hour important?

Find out more about Autism Hour and the difference it makes to autistic people. 

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Autism Hour stories: Arsenal

Luke, Disability Officer at Arsenal FC, on the club's goals for this year's Autism Hour and their campaign to support autistic fans.

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Autism Hour stories: George

George Stanbury, Campaigns Officer at our charity, explains why Autism Hour is so important.
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Feed back to your local shops

Let businesses know how you found this year's Autism Hour why they should take part again next year.

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Find your local Autism Hour

Find out which shops and businesses are taking part in your area with our online map.


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Autism Hour stories: Christie

Christie, Manager at The Entertainer shop in Cwmbran, tells us about her store's regular Autism Hour...

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Why Autism Hour is more than just 60 minutes

Why not take the next step and host Autism Hours all year round?

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Autism Hour stories: Christine McGuinness

Christine McGuinness explains why you should encourage local shops to sign up.

Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 24/06/2020 16:14:53