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A weekly autism hour will now run at Asda Greenhithe

PUBLISHED: 11:34 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:10 05 October 2017

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It follows the success of a national campaign this week

A nationwide campaign to create an autism-friendly shopping environment is set to have a lasting impact in Greenhithe.

This week, supermarkets and shops up and down the country dimmed their lights, turned down music and avoided using their tannoys for an hour, as part of a scheme developed by the National Autistic Society.

Greenhithe’s Asda supermarket was part of the scheme, and will be making the hour a regular fixture.

Community colleague at the store, Bridget Sparks, said: “The trial of autism hour in store was a great success and a huge hit with the community. The feedback already from both colleagues and customers has been incredible, so seemed a shame to limit it to just one day.

“The scheme benefited a lot of people here in Greenhithe and everyone should be able to comfortably go shopping! After the success of yesterday’s trial, we are pleased to say autism hour will now operate on a weekly basis every Tuesday at 10am.”

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