Developmental Accommodation

Brands are creating more serene environments for people with autism

Implications - It is largely recognized that the man-made world is specifically designed for people without mental and physical disabilities, but some brands are beginning to change this fact. This can be observed in the fact that a select few companies are hiring, training or creating environments that cater to the needs of children and adults with autism. This shift comes as brands increasingly recognize the fact that consumers do not have one monolithic identity that can be catered to, but that they have diverse needs and preferences.
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Serene Toy Store Environments - Toys R Us Stores' 'Quiet Hour' is for Children Affected by Autism
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This Year and Warm 1,772 Clicks Pub: Nov 11, 16
Serene Toy Store Environments
Toys R Us Stores' 'Quiet Hour' is for Children Affected by Autism
Toys R Us stores in the UK recently set up a “quiet hour” on the weekends for children, parents and caregivers who are affected by autism. During quiet hour, Toys R Us dims the lights... [More]
Noise-Free Retail Initiatives - This Store Will Run a Quiet Hour for Shoppers with Autism
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Warm 537 Clicks Pub: Apr 26, 16
Noise-Free Retail Initiatives
This Store Will Run a Quiet Hour for Shoppers with Autism
In an effort to cater to shoppers with autism, the Asda Living store in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, will begin running a quiet hour once a week. Many people with autism suffer from a sensitivity to... [More]
Dementia-Friendly Airports - Heathrow Airport Marks World Alzheimers Day with New Policies
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Warm 660 Clicks Pub: Sep 21, 16
Dementia-Friendly Airports
Heathrow Airport Marks World Alzheimers Day with New Policies
Timed to coincide with World Alzheimers Day, Heathrow recently announced its mission to become the world’s first dementia-friendly airport. With a growing number of older travelers passing... [More]
Autism-Supporting Restaurants - Sam's Canterbury Cafe Employs Staff on the Autism Spectrum
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This Year and Mild 205 Clicks Pub: Apr 26, 17
Autism-Supporting Restaurants
Sam's Canterbury Cafe Employs Staff on the Autism Spectrum
Sam’s Canterbury Cafe, a restaurant in Baltimore, supports a worthy cause not merely with donations, but with actual work. The restaurant and cafe makes a concerted effort to employ adults on... [More]
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