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This Supermarket Just Introduced A 'Quiet Hour' For Customers With Autism

By Mustafa Gatollari

There's a slow-growing trend of businesses creating special time slots for customers with autism where they can freely browse without having to worry about the hustle and bustle of crowds.

Like this Australian Zoo that opened an hour early for guests with autism. It was a huge success.

Now, Autism Spectrum Australia has teamed up with the popular supermarket franchise Coles to introduce a "Quiet Hour" so people with autism can shop in peace. During this time, radios in the stores are lowered dramatically and the lights are dimmed. PA announcements over the store's loudspeakers are stopped (barring emergencies), as are noisy shopping cart collections.