Northland Shopping Centre hosts Australia’s first ever shopping centre Quiet Room, a sensory soothing space for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD].
Constructed in 2014 together with Amaze, and built entirely by local volunteers and businesses, the Quiet Room gives individuals with ASD and their carers a space to reduce anxiety and over-stimulation, with access to sensory soothing items.
This quiet room makes Northland more accessible and creates a positive shopping experience for our customers and centre staff affected by ASD
Approximately 170 individuals and organisations have registered to access the quiet room since it was first installed, with Northland regularly receiving positive feedback from its users and their carers.
Leveraging the Quiet Room, the centre also offers a number of community events to support the autism community, including Sensitive Santa, sensory-friendly movies and sensory shopping experiences.