Do you want an autism-friendly high street?
Public spaces can be overwhelming for an autistic person trying to deal with too much information.
Many autistic people and their families give up using shops, restaurants and other high street outlets because they do not find them accessible, and their worlds shrink. These are places other people might expect to visit without a second thought. We found out that:
- 79% of autistic people feel socially isolated
- 70% of families living with autism feel socially isolated.
The British Retail Consortium represents over 80% of the UK’s high street. We’re asking them to work with their membership, which include some of the country’s biggest retailers, to make the high street autism-friendly. Show your support for a high street accessible to all – sign the petition now.