Campaigners have welcomed a store’s decision to take part in an ‘Autism Hour’ campaign.
The thirteen Home Bargains stores across Wales will switch off music for an hour every Saturday morning to make the experience better for people with the condition.
While the stores will remain open for all customers, it’s hoped the ‘quiet hour’ will create a calmer environment for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
I caught up with artist Chris Baker and his parents.
His mother Sam explained how he finds it difficult to be in crowds and environments with lots of people he doesn’t know.
While these changes only take effect for a single hour each week, campaigners say that’s enough to make a valuable difference.