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(Ireland) Donegal dept store to have 'quiet night' for back-to-school shopping with ASD kids

July 28, 2018, (Ireland) Donegal Democrat: Back to School 'Quiet Night' at McElhinneys in Ballybofey https://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/home/326642/back-to-school-quiet-night-at-mcelhinneys-in-ballybofey.html McElhinneys Ballybofey have announced plans for a Back to School ‘Quiet Night’ which will take place in the Kids Department from 6:30pm on Wednesday, August 8. The evening is planned to be autism-friendly and suitable for children with disabilities, or for children who would simply prefer a quieter and more calm shopping experience. McElhinneys have taken the decision to trial the evening in an effort to help parents get their kids ready for the school term in September. The evening will be a more sensory friendly shopping experience, with measures being taken to ensure the most calm and comfortable store environment on the night…. “We really hope that following the launch of our Back to School Quiet Night that this is an initiative that we could roll out store-wide in the near future.”