Two optical assistants Georgiana Lipoveanu-nicolae and Georgia Leckie at Galashiels have completed a training course developed with The National Autistic Society to help support customers with autism.

The initiative, which is being rolled out across Specsavers stores nationwide, aims to build the team’s knowledge about the lifelong developmental disability, while helping to improve the customer experience for people with autism, and their carers.

Understanding autism

The online learning modules cover understanding autism; communicating with people with autism; how autism can impact the senses, and adjustments that stores can make.

Georgia said: ‘The training was really eye-opening and will help our store to ensure autistic customers have a relaxed and friendly experience with us.’

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