Autism or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a condition; not an illness.
Nurturing a child is indeed no easy task, what more when you wear the parent status. Your days become loaded with tantrums, insecurities, sensitivities, changing behaviours and a variety of characters of all sorts. Encouraging you through it is Sunway Putra Mall’s Autsome Project.
With a bit of revamping in late 2018, the new year brings enhancement with innovation and creativity through existing mall facilities. Common areas offer sensibility by having dimmed lights installed and adjustable audio volume. Notable transformations are the customer care room and parking bay – now a Calm Room and reserved parking space (a parking sticker is required).
Main entrance to the children’s calming room
Calm Room interior. An assortment of bean bag chairs, pillows, toys and a blanket are provided.
The Calm Room with dimmed lighting.
Situated on Level 2 and 3 are sensory walls covered in donated fabric from Kloth Cares. Here, children can touch and enjoy the bright colours of the designs embedded.
One of the beautiful sensory walls.
The reserved parking bay for Autsome members.
Visitors can register online for an Autsome Welcome Kit and redeem it at the Lower Ground concierge counter of the mall. The kit includes Autsome wristbands for children where they are recipients of discounts and freebies at participating outlets. Other privileges include “Priority lanes” and a direct helpline service for those in need of assistance.
An Autsome Welcome Kit redeemable at the concierge counter of the mall’s lower ground level.
Visitors with children dealing with autism can now shop convenient-assured. And the best part is, is that Tuesdays are especially dedicated to Autism-Friendly Shopping Day from 10am – 5pm!
*Kindly note that Autism-Friendly Shopping Day does not apply to public holidays.
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