Autism Awareness Stores Lidl:
Every week we offer Autism Aware Quiet Evenings to all of our customers. These evenings take place every Tuesday evening from 6pm-8pm across all of our stores. Features of the evening include:
- Reduced lighting
- No music or announcements
- Lower till scan sounds
- Priority queuing
- Assistance dogs welcomed
As part of our weekly Autism Aware Quiet Evenings we are offering customers a calmer shopping environment and the security of knowing that additional assistance is available if necessary.
We would also like to invite registered Irish autism charities to get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like to promote their work and raise awareness of autism by speaking with Lidl colleagues and customers in stores nationwide during our Autism Aware Quiet Evenings.
Building on this initiative, we teamed up with Assistance Dogs Northern Ireland (ADNI) and Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) to put two dogs through training. The two dogs, named Yogi and Kyra, will be given to families of children with Autism in Ireland and Northern Ireland. These dogs will be trained to provide a steady influence for the child, especially in public and social situations. They will also be trained to meet the needs of both the child with Autism and their guardian/s.