Cornmill Shopping Centre to support autism-friendly shopping

Cornmill Shopping Centre to support autism-friendly shopping

The Cornmill Shopping Centre is pledging its support to autism-friendly shopping in Darlington, as part of the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour.

In October, the shopping centre will be offering assistance to local shoppers in need of quieter and calmer surroundings.

Susan Young, centre manager at the Cornmill Centre, said: “We recognise that some of our shoppers struggle with the hustle, bustle and noise that a busy shopping centre can generate.

“To support these shoppers, some of whom would prefer to shop in quieter and calmer surroundings, and others who have autism and dementia, our weekly quiet hour will help to create a more relaxing and enjoyable shopping experience for all, providing customers with a break from the sensory overload.”

The Autism Hour will be held at 10:30am on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 in conjunction with the Cornmill Shopping Centre’s weekly “Quiet Hour Shopping”, which provides customers with a break from the overload of sensory attractions.

You can find out more about the Cornmill Shopping Centre on their website.

Source: Cornmill Shopping Centre