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Quiet hour at the grocery store for autistic people...

Anonymous
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Coles (the local grocery store) has started doing a quiet hour where they dim the lights and stop playing music and turn volumes down on everything else. It is supposed to help those with autism and tries to prevent sensory overload. 

Some people really like it and others dont. I think it is a great thing. A mom with an autistic child could benefit or even an adult with autism who has difficulty shopping. 

Would you be for or against a quiet hour at your grocery store? 

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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Teeshann
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:41 PM
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Wouldn't bother me.
Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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I wouldn't be against it, but I think it's a little ridiculous.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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I mean I understand it.

But come on, we need to stop catering to these kids and having parents coming up with coping skills for them.
Southern_Song
by Jo on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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As long as everyone is welcomed. However it can make it hard for the elderly with bad sight.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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I think people need to learn how to function in the real world. Not be fragile snowflakes that have everything changed for them.
canna_perks
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:43 PM


Quoting Teeshann: Wouldn't bother me.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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It isnt just for kids. There are many adults with autism too. Also some people without autism might like the change also. 

It is one hour a week nothing crazy 

Quoting Anonymous 3: I mean I understand it. But come on, we need to stop catering to these kids and having parents coming up with coping skills for them.


Sans-Equanimity
by Closet Optimist on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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I think it's awesome
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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For some this might help them do that. 

An hour a week is hardly a big deal 

Also... some people with autism are low functioning and will never be able to function in the real world. This could allow their caretakers to shop with them 

Quoting Anonymous 4: I think people need to learn how to function in the real world. Not be fragile snowflakes that have everything changed for them.


LeftieX
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2017 at 2:44 PM
That sounds great
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