#AutismHour events in Leeds

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Next week sees the National Autistic Society (NAS) launch this year’s Autism Hour campaign. The campaign will see a number of businesses and organisations pledge to have an hour to make their shops and offices quieter and less overloading than usual.

The NAS’ campaign has had a number of major businesses and organisations sign up. Autism Hours will be held throughout next week, starting on Monday 2nd October and finishing on Sunday 8th October.

We’re taking part

Leeds Autism AIM will be taking part in Autism Hour. As part of that, we will pledge to dim the lights at the Lovell Park Hub throughout the session. We also plan to keep the cafe area as quiet as possible. On top of that, we will have as few posters up on the walls as possible.

Autism Hour in Leeds

In Leeds, there are a number of participants in Autism Hour next week. Here’s a list of what’s happening and the businesses who are taking part:

Lloyds Bank

  • Branches in Cross Gates, Armley, Horsforth, Harehills, Moortown, Hunslet, Morley, Wetherby and Leeds City Centre on Vicar Lane
  • Date: Monday 2nd October
  • Time: 10am-11am

Halifax

  • Branches in Garforth, Bramley, Otley, Yeadon, Guiseley, Headingley, Pudsey, Morley, the White Rose Centre and the Leeds City Centre branches on Commercial Street, King Edward Street and the Headrow are involved
  • Date: Monday 2nd October
  • Time: 10am-11am

Virgin Money

  • Their branch on Briggate in Leeds City Centre is taking part
  • Date: Monday 2nd October
  • Time: 4pm-5pm

Sainsbury’s

  • Their supermarkets in Colton, LS15, and the White Rose Shopping Centre are taking part
  • Date: Monday 2nd October
  • Time: 10am-11am

The Core Shopping Centre

  • The Core will be taking part, involving all shops and restaurants
  • Date: Monday 2nd October
  • Time: 10am-11am

Schuh

  • Their Leeds City Centre branch on Briggate is taking part
  • Date: Monday 2nd October
  • Time: 10am-11am

Superdrug

  • Superdrug’s branches in Leeds City Centre on Albion Street, Kirkgate and in the Merrion Centre are involved
  • Their branches in Headingley, Otley and the White Rose Shopping Centre are also taking part
  • Date: Sunday 8th October
  • Time: 11am-Noon

Pets at Home

  • Branches in Crown Point, Colton, Kirkstall, Guiseley and Meanwood are all involved
  • Date: Sunday 8th October
  • Time: 9am-10am in some branches, 9:30am-10:30am in others

Smiggle

  • Branches in Leeds Trinity and the White Rose Centre are involved
  • Date: Monday 2nd October
  • Time: 10am-11am

Clarks

  • Their branches in the White Rose Centre, Crown Point and Commercial Street in Leeds City Centre are all taking part
  • Date: Every day from Monday 2nd October to Sunday 8th October
  • Time: The first hour after opening times – check your local store for details

The Unlimited Company from Simplyhealth

  • Their Kirkstall branch is taking part
  • Date: Monday 2nd October
  • Time: 10am-11am

Victoria Gate/Victoria Quarter

  • The John Lewis department store and & Other Stories will be taking part
  • Throughout both shopping centres, the lights will be dimmed and any artificial sounds will be turned off
  • There are also designated quiet spaces where shoppers can go if they are stressed
  • Date: Monday 2nd October
  • Time: 11am-Noon

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