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Westernadvocate.com.au: Quiet Hour to be held at Coles Bathurst

Westernadvocate.com.au: Quiet Hour to be held at Coles Bathurst

AN autism-friendly shopping experience that has proven to be a hit around the nation has come to Bathurst.

The Coles supermarket at the Bathurst Chase complex has started the Quiet Hour program, which reduces noise and distractions to make shopping easier for customers who find heightened sensory environments challenging.

The program

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Westernadvocate.com.au: Parents of child with severe autism say they will relinquish him unless given more support

Westernadvocate.com.au: Parents of child with severe autism say they will relinquish him unless given more support

The eight-year-old’s room is littered with shredded paper.

Inside the small space, on a single mattress on the floor, sits Alex, watching a video on his tablet. He tears and scatters anything from three to 50 magazines and papers a day.

He screams or emits noises to indicate if he is

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