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Autism Hour launches today

The National Autistic Society Autism Hour is the first ever week-long mass participation event where shops and businesses across the UK will become more autism friendly for 60 minutes. Over 4,500 stores will be taking across the UK and will be dimming their lights, turning down music and sharing information about autism for one hour on the week of 2 October. The event will launch in all 14 of intu’s autism friendly shopping centres, at 10am on 2 October, with many other shops taking part including branches of Marks and Spencer, Clarks, Superdrug, John Lewis and Toys ‘R’ Us.

The National Autistic Society is encouraging autistic adults, children and their families to attend Autism Hours in their local area by using the interactive map which shows which shops and businesses will be taking part throughout the week. The map allows users to zoom in to where you live, filter by category and start planning your visit.

Date added: 2 October 2017