Overwhelming noise, lights and information are common barriers to autistic people feeling comfortable in shops. One UK chain is taking action For 60 minutes every Saturday morning all 493 shops in the UK supermarket chain Morrisons will switch off the music, dim the lights, avoid public address announcements, reduce the movement of trolleys and turn checkout beeps down. ‘Quieter hour’ –...
GPs in Shetland are now able to prescribe nature to their patients, thanks to a partnership between the NHS and the RSPB From this week, all of Shetland’s GPs will be able to prescribe nature to patients as part of their treatment. Following a pilot at Scalloway surgery last year, the project ­– Nature Prescriptions – has now been rolled...

Supermarket introduces ‘quieter hour’ for autistic shoppers

Overwhelming noise, lights and information are common barriers to autistic people feeling comfortable in shops. One UK chain is taking action For...

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