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Supermarket brings in 'quiet hour' designed to help autistic people

Supermarkets are often bustling places, meaning it can be overwhelming for people on the autism spectrum and those who care for them. To make the experience easier, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and supermarket chain Coles have partnered together on a pilot program which will see stores go quiet for an hour as part of a sensory-friendly experience. SEE ALSO: Netflix's 'Atypical' attempts to tackle what dating could be like for an autistic teen During the that time, the store's radio will be turned down to its lowest level, and the lights will be dimmed by 50 per cent.
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