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World Autism Awareness Week: 1-7 April

Braintree Village will be supporting this year’s World Autism Week between 1st - 7th April 2019.

For autistic people, the world can seem full of too much information. As such, we’re working with our shops here at Braintree Village to organise an Autism Hour and take simple steps for 60 minutes that lead to a more autism-friendly world. As such, our stores will be turning off their music and dimming their lights a little (where possible) between Monday 1st to Sunday 7th from 10am – 11am. The campaign aims to challenge the myths, misconceptions and stereotypes that contribute to 79% of autistic people feeling socially isolated and 64% of autistic people avoiding going to the shops. We hope you’ll understand why these changes are being made, and support us in helping people with autism feel more welcome.

This campaign is about raising awareness, and if you’d like to find out more, we’d recommend you visit the National Autistic Society Website: https://www.autism.org.uk/