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Two weeks until Autism Hour

There’s just two weeks to go until our week of autism-friendly shopping. It’s when shops and businesses dim their lights and reduce the noise to help create a calmer atmosphere for autistic shoppers. Our amazing friends at The Entertainer are sponsoring it for a second year and hold Autism Hours every Saturday throughout the year.

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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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What is Autism Hour?

Find out about Autism Hour and the difference it can make to autistic people and their families. 

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Ask your local shops to sign up

We've prepared a letter for you to fill out and send or hand in to your local shops, asking them to take part in Autism Hour.
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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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Register your interest

Register your interest now to hear exclusive updates from us and find out more about Autism Hour.

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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: 20/09/2019 10:17:38