Helping to Transform Lives and Change Attitudes – Autism Hour at Computer Exchange, October 201908-Oct-2019
Consumer electronics and media store Computer Exchange will be taking part in National Autism Hour by creating an autism-friendly shopping experience On
Saturday 12th October 2019.
Autism is a disability that affects how people communicate and interact with the world. With over 600,000 adults and children in the UK affected, many autistic people and their families say they avoid going to the shops. This is often because of loud noises, the bright lights, and sometimes the lack of understanding of autism from both customers and staff.
Computer Exchange (CEX) are looking to change that.
The Chatham store will be joining over 7000 other shops and businesses around the country taking part in National Autism Hour by creating an autism-friendly environment, helping to make shopping more accessible for autistic people and their families.
The store will employ simple changes to the shop environment, which will include dimming lights, reducing background noise, and making sure staff and customers know more about autism.
The event will take place in the first hour of business at the Chatham branch of Computer Exchange on Saturday 12th October 2019.