Sainsbury’s will be supporting Autism Week

Following on from the success of last year’s Autism Hour, Sainsbury’s are proud to be supporting the National Autistic Society (NAS) Autism Awareness week (6th-13th October 2018)

They want all customers to feel comfortable to shop in their stores.

Did you know 64% of people with autism avoid shops because the noise, bright lights, smells and crowds can be daunting.

Sainsbury’s stores will be holding 3 Autism Hours across the week when they will reduce noise and help colleagues understand autism a bit more.

Autism Hours will be:

  • Monday 8th October 9 am -10 am
  • Wednesday 10th October 4 pm -5 pm and
  • Friday 12th October 7 pm-8 pm

The above times will give Sainsbury’s customers a time to choose that works best for them.

We thank Sandra and Marg -PR Ambassadors at Sainsbury’s Telford Forge store for providing us with this information to share with you.

Reminder: Sainsbury’s Friendly Hour at Sainsbury’s Telford Forge Retail Park will be Monday 5th November. Note this is unique to this store. You can find further details here:



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