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Public 'still failing to understand' autism

The public are still failing to understand the challenges faced by someone living with autism, charity Dimensions said. Their call coincided with the beginning of World Autism Awareness Month, when landscapes across the globe are lit up in blue.

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'27% of autistic people' needs not met by supermarkets

Some 27% of autism sufferers want supermarkets to be more aware of their condition, a charity has found.

Data released by the charity Dimensions found:

  • Nearly a third of sufferers say they wish supermarkets were more autism friendly.
  • Some 32% want restaurants to be more ware.
  • A further 17% feel their needs are not met when going to the leisure centre
  • And 10% want shops to be better with autistic customers.

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