Autism-Friendly Mall Introduces Calm Room


The Sunway Putra Mall is Malaysia’s first autism-friendly mall with its very own Calm Room designed especially for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The mall currently offers two Calm Room to cater to the needs of the autism community, especially parents who need some privacy and quiet space to be able to enjoy a stress-free shopping experience. To access the rooms, one must register as an Autsome member as the room uses a facial recognition system for entry. Autsome members who sign up will receive a welcome kit consisting of car sticker and wrist bands.

The Calm Room is equipped with soothing elements such as powder blue walls and fiber optic warm lights in the shape of clouds while an essential oil diffuser releases a gentle, relaxing scent. The room consists of a Lounge Area for parents, while the Calm Area is equipped with bean bags, throw pillows and a weighted blanket. The Art & Reading Corner offers a cozy nook to read, play jigsaw puzzles, doodle and more. There’s also a Sensory Wall with textured collage and a Sensory Play Area with engaging toys and musical instrument. The Calm Rooms are located at Level 3 and Lower Ground of the mall.

Why Little Steps Loves It:​

A first of its kind in Malaysia, the efforts initiated by the mall to introduce Calm Rooms and privileges for its autistic members is a huge step for inclusiveness and helps promotes a better understanding and acceptance of individuals with ASD.

Who It's Perfect For:

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their guardians or parents who want some down time and a quiet space to ease stress levels and find some peace in a busy, noisy mall.

What Else:​

Tuesdays have been designated as Autism Friendly Shopping Day, so that families with autistic family members can enjoy a peaceful shopping ambience with privileges such as dimmed lights, softer music, reserved parking bays at Basement 1 and shopping assistance with Customer Care staff on hand to help where necessary.

Additional Info:​

Sunway Putra Mall

No 100, Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

+603 2786 9333

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