Save-On-Foods has launched a pilot project to help people on the autism spectrum that have a hard time with sensory overload while shopping.
The initiative has only launched at the Vancouver Kerrisdale location so far, but they have plans to expand it to the store’s other locations across British Columbia. However, no dates have been given at this point.
How it works, is every other Thursday between 6:00 and 8:00 PM, ‘sensory friendly shopping’ will take place, where the store lights will be dimmed, the music will be turned off, and the P.A. systems will be forbidden to be used.
In an interview with Global News, Kaye Liao Banez of Autism BC says, “I think for families and even adults on the spectrum who do have sensory processing challenges, these little changes in the store that they can implement, can really make a big difference.”
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