20 Sep Lakeside to launch first UK-wide Autism Hour next month
by Dan Bryans
Essex’s shops and businesses are being urged to sign up to the National Autistic Society’s first UK wide ‘Autism Hour’ which is being launched at intu Lakeside in the autumn.
Intu Lakeside is one of 14 intu shopping centres up and down the country working with the charity to launch the week-long event, with each of its retailers, restaurants and leisure operators being asked to reduce their lights, music and other background noise for an hour at 10am on Monday 2 October.
Shops and services in Essex and across the UK will be encouraged to follow intu’s lead by taking 60 minutes during the week to provide autistic people with a break from the usual overload of ‘too much information’ and create better environments for autistic customers.
To find our more information about the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour, please visit: www.autism.org.uk/autismhour