Nottingham’s intu Broadmarsh and intu Victoria Centre are helping to raise awareness of Autism in the region as part of a continued partnership with Autism East Midlands.
The charity, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, visited intu Broadmarsh last week (28 Mar) as part of World Autism Awareness week – and were at intu Victoria Centre on 4 April to offer information, signposting and support as well as showcasing artwork produced by students from the Sutherland House School.
intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh have been working with Autism East Midlands for 18 months, helping to both raise awareness and creating an autism friendly shopping environment through dedicated ‘Autism Hours’ held in centre as well as having a number of trained staff.
Nigel Wheatley, general manager for the two intu centres in Nottingham, said: “We have been working in partnership with Autism East Midlands for more than a year and we are very pleased to be able to support them during World Autism Awareness Week.
“We want to put a smile on the face of everyone who visits an intu centre and this means training our staff, supporting our customers and working with brands in the centre as well as organisations like Autism East Midlands to provide a welcoming and accessible experience for all.”