Store sup­ports Autism Hour

West Lothian Courier - - 11.10.2018 -

Pets at Home Liv­ingston has once again teamed up with lead­ing char­ity, the Na­tional Autis­tic So­ci­ety, to hold an Autism Hour on Satur­day (Oc­to­ber 13).

The Na­tional Autis­tic So­ci­ety’s Autism Hour was launched last year as the first mass-par­tic­i­pa­tion event to en­cour­age shops to be more in­clu­sive, by pro­vid­ing autis­tic peo­ple with a break from the usual in­for­ma­tion over­load of­ten found in stores.

Liv­ingston is one of 440 plus Pets at Home stores that will be hold­ing their Autism Hour for the first hour of the day, tak­ing steps to make the store more autism friendly - from dim­ming the lights, turn­ing down mu­sic and till bells and shar­ing in­for­ma­tion about the con­di­tion with em­ploy­ees.

Gareth Grind­lay, store man­ager at Pets at Home Liv­ingston, said: “We are proud to be sup­port­ing this fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tive once again. We know it makes such a dif­fer­ence to the lives of some of our cus­tomers and their fam­i­lies who want to shop for their pets.”

To find out more about at­tend­ing a Na­tional Autis­tic So­ci­ety’s Autism Hour, please visit autism.org.uk/ autismhour

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