Autism hour at pet store
Coatbridge’s branch of Pets at Home will be participating in Saturday’s autism hour, run by the National Autistic Society (NAS).
It will see staff at the store in Faraday retail park dim lights, turn down music and reduce till noises for the first hour of the day, to make the store more autism friendly.
NAS’s autism hour was launched last year to encourage shops to provide people with autism with a break from the potentially overwhelming information overload of sounds, smells, sights and information often experienced on shopping trips.
Pets at Home will also share information about autism with employees as part of Saturday’s event.
Store manager Kyle White said: “We’re 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.”