The National Autistic Society has teamed up with Specsavers stores to educate staff on how to approach customers with autism. The online course covers understanding, communication, the impact of senses on people with autism, and changes stores can make to ensure autistic individuals feel comfortable during their visit at Specsavers.

A word from the Specsavers’ Middlesbrough Store Director

David Stockton, Store Director at Specsavers Middlesbrough, said, “We are very proud to be in collaboration with The National Autistic Society. We believe that through this training, our staff can be more understanding and approachable to such individuals who have autism, making their optical experience much easier.”

A word from The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society’s business development manager, Sharlene Wright, said: ‘This has been a great opportunity for us to increase awareness of autism in partnership with an organisation that is proactively seeking to enable autistic people to have a positive experience in its stores. It has been an inspiring collaboration and The National Autistic Society welcomes the open attitudes and minds with which Specsavers is seeking to enhance the lives of people on the autism spectrum.’

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