Target to hold quiet shopping hours for people with autism


In a progressive move, a Target in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is offering quiet shopping hours for people with autism. 

During the holidays, stores like Target can get a bit loud and extremely congested. For someone with autism, this experience can be frightening and stressful.

On Saturday from 6am to 8am ET, residents of Lancaster will be able to shop at Target without a hassle. 

The event will feature dimmed lights, fewer staff members on the clock, no music and ads, and less people shopping. Parents are also in for a treat, receiving free Starbucks upon arrival, according to the Mighty.

This motion is currently only taking place at this specific Target, and was suggested by the employees at the location.

H/T Bustle

Brianna Holt

Brianna Holt

Brianna Holt is a New York City journalist who covers entertainment and technology. Her work has appeared in MSN, Black Entertainment Television (BET), Best Life, and ONE37pm. She's a former music editor at BuzzFeed and previously served as an editorial intern with the Daily Dot in 2016.