Shopping Complex

Whether depositing money in the bank, taking laundry to the laundromat, buying groceries at a supermarket, or looking for a new pair of pants at the clothing store, there are many reasons to go to shopping areas. But sometimes, crowds can be overwhelming, navigating through stores can be distressing, and the sights, sounds, and smells of shopping environments can be bothersome. Although these challenges may deter some people with autism spectrum disorder and their families from going out to public places, there are ways to work with businesses and other members of the community to adapt environments and encourage understanding and support. Use the tools and resources in the Shopping Complex to find ways to help make shopping experiences more enjoyable.

This program is made possible by the Kohl’s Autism Awareness Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital through the generosity of Kohl’s Cares