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    ...From 11 September to 17 September, 2017, Asda stores will be holding awareness events to introduce the games and hand out Happy Little Helper packs to any parents who feel they might need help getting around the shop with their children.

    The Happy Little Helpers initiative involves the launch of a child friendly shopping list, that turns helping out with the shopping into a game.

    It’s the creation of Jenny Barnett, who has a five-year-old with autism, Charlie, and knows how difficult it can be to get through the weekly shop with him in tow...

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    Bright lights, queuing and lots of noise mean the weekly shop can be a daunting task for those with autism and their families.

    So Lidl is trying to help this month by trialling Autism-Friendly Quiet Evenings in its Newtownards and Newry Damolly stores.

    On Tuesday evenings throughout October, the stores will create an environment to hopefully help struggling families.

    From 6pm to 8pm there will be two hours of priority queuing, no in-store announcements or music, dimmed lighting and extra assistance on request.

    Also for kids there is a special in-store map to help them shop.

    The Newtowards and Newry Damolly stores are the first Lidl Northern Ireland stores to host Autism-Friendly Quiet Evenings...

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    Asda Introduces Visual Shopping List for Children on the Autism Spectrum...

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    Morrisons will introduce a 'quiet hour' where lights are dimmed, music stopped and machines hushed in bid to calm customers with autism

    • Lights will be dimmed, beeping machines hushed and trolley noises reduced
    • Music and tannoy announcements will be stopped as well under the measures
    • All of the retail giant’s 493 UK stores will use the scheme after a trial this year...

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