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Broadway Shopping Centre to go autism friendly for an hour next week

PUBLISHED: 11:27 29 September 2017

Bexleyheath town centre

Bexleyheath town centre

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The Bexleyheath shopping centre will be joining other centres around the country

Autistic shoppers will be able to benefit from a relaxed atmosphere spread across two hours in Bexleyheath next week.

The National Autistic Society claims around 64 per cent of autistic people avoid even going to the shops as the trip can be over-stimulating due to noise, people and glaringly bright lights.

On Monday, October 2 Sainsbury’s will be dimming its lights and turning down its music from 10am for one hour.

Then, on Friday, October 6, Broadway Shopping Centre will be doing the same at 11am.

Natalie Ajibade, marketing manager of Broadway Shopping Centre, comments: “Our stores will be turning off the music and dimming their lights on 6th October from 11am to show our support to any shoppers who struggle with the hustle, bustle and noise that a busy shopping centre can generate to ensure that we give them an all-round easier shopping experience.”

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