STAFF at two Specsavers branches in Glasgow have completed a course to support customers with autism.

Newton Mearns and Glasgow Forge Specsavers teams took part in The National Autism Society initiative to develop their knowledge about the condition.

The online learning modules cover understanding autism, communicating with people with autism, how autism can impact the senses, and adjustments that stores can make.

Emma Robb of Specsavers Newton Mearns said: “Autism affects more than one in 100 people and as our store is such a big part of the community, it is vital that we are able to communicate and support someone with the condition.”

Sharlene Wright of the National Autistic Society said: “This has been a great opportunity for us to increase awareness of autism in partnership with an organisation that is proactively seeking to enable autistic people to have a positive experience.”