Businesses asked to help people with autism shop in their stores

Local businesses are being asked to facilitate people with autism who want to shop in their stores

Local businesses are being asked to facilitate people with autism who want to shop in their stores

South Tipperary Autism Support Group is asking businesses in South Tipperary to participate in a new project aimed at adults and children with Autism.

They are looking for shoe shops, hairdressers, barbers, clothes shops and sports shops to participate in this much needed service.

Some people with Autism Spectrum Disorder can have a sensory overload going into some shops- maybe the music is too loud, the lights are too bright, or the shop is too busy for them.

The support group is asking if businesses can accommodate them by staying open by appointment for a half hour after close of business or at a prearranged time.

The group will draw up a list of businesses interested and give the list out to all its members.

It will be up to the families to make contact with the business to arrange appointment. It might be once or twice a month that this service is needed.

This service would be greatly appreciated as it is very hard dealing with a child or adult on a social outing, and some people do not understand.

If interested please contact the office at Room 4, The Resource Centre, Kickham Street, Clonmel,

Email: info@southtippautism.ie www.southtippautism.ie

Tel:052 6129529, Office Hours:9am – 2pm.