I so hope this comes to Australia.
Greetings Earthlings! 😀
Shopping can be quite an overwhelming experience for an autist- the hustle and bustle, bright lighting, loud noises, strong smells etc.
As autism friendly events are all the rage at the moment, I decided to take some time to check out Lidl’s weekly autism friendly shopping hours.
So what’s so special about Lidl’s autism friendly shopping experience?
Every Tuesday from 6-8pm across all Irish stores, Lidl takes the following autism friendly measures:
- Reduced lighting
- No music or announcements
- Lower till scan sounds
- Priority queuing
- Offers additional help if requested
- Assistance dogs are welcome (sadly none of these cuties were around during my visit 😦 )
They also include a sensory map for kids which can be downloaded from their website to show you the layout of the store to familiarize yourself with it, even providing a key to indicate where there may be strong smells, cold areas…
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