Day: November 21, 2017

Nowtolove.com.au: Coles launches a 'quiet hour' to make shopping easier for those with autism

Nowtolove.com.au: Coles launches a 'quiet hour' to make shopping easier for those with autism

Parents of children with autistic spectrum disorder know all too well the difficulties of the seemingly banal task of food shopping.

It’s hard enough trying to wrangle a tot who doesn’t struggle with heightened sensory environments so it’s easy to understand how Coles’ decision to enforce a quiet hour

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Tenplay.com.au: Coles to launch 'Quiet Hour' for shoppers with autism

Tenplay.com.au: Coles to launch 'Quiet Hour' for shoppers with autism

Shoppers who find the constant music, beeps and bright lights of supermarkets overwhelming will soon be able to stroll through the aisles a little easier, as Coles moves to introduce ‘Quiet Hour’ from Tuesday.

The initiative aims to give people on the autism spectrum a ‘low-sensory’ shopping experience– store lighting

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Huffingtonpost.com.au: Coles Supermarket Introduces Autism-Friendly Shopping Hour To 68 Stores

Huffingtonpost.com.au: Coles Supermarket Introduces Autism-Friendly Shopping Hour To 68 Stores

Coles will extend its ‘Quiet Hour’ initiative to 68 supermarkets to help shoppers who have autism, their families and their carers.

Following a successful trial in the Ringwood and Balwyn East stores in Melbourne in August, the program will be extended to selected stores in each state and territory.

During

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Junkee.com: Coles Is Introducing A “Quiet Hour” To Make Life Easier For Shoppers With Autism

Junkee.com: Coles Is Introducing A “Quiet Hour” To Make Life Easier For Shoppers With Autism

The decision has been met by praise from customers.

Coles is rolling out a new low-sensory shopping experience, in an effort to make life easier for customers with autism spectrum disorder.

Quiet Hour will see 68 Coles supermarkets around the country dim their lights by 50 percent and turn off their radios between 10:30am and

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