Toys R Us backs UK's autism quiet hour in shopping centres

Jade Burke

By Jade Burke

August 3rd 2017 at 3:49PM
UPDATED August 3rd 2017 at 3:54PM
Toys R Us backs UK's autism quiet hour in shopping centres

The National Autistic Society has joined forces with Intu to launch a quiet hour in 14 of its shopping centres in the UK.

The UK is taking part in its first quiet hour to create a more autism- friendly shopping experience.

Set to launch across multiple retailers and shopping centres nationwide, Toys R Us is already on aboard backing the initiative.

Shopping centre Intu has teamed with the National Autistic Society to help support the charity’s on-going awareness campaign.

Intu will hold the autism-friendly hour across 14 of its centres, kicking off on October 2nd.

Shops have been asked to follow various key steps to support the initiative, including dimming lights, turning down music and sharing information about autism with employees.

Toys R Us previously held a quiet hour across its stores last year, while Langleys Toys also held its own quiet hour earlier this year.