“Sensory-friendly Santa” helps children with autism and other special needs

A special event to help children with autism and other special needs. Children were able to connect with Santa this holiday season, with a Christmas experience of their very own.

Parents and children gathered at Southridge Mall Sunday morning to take part in a sensory-friendly program.

First Snowfall Of The Season Hits SE WisconsinThe event provided a more controlled and welcoming environment to visit and get a photo taken with Santa.

“Much quieter, less people, less action. He feels more comfortable and that really helped him,” said Ashley Knipple, mother from Franklin.

Southridge Mall was one of 180 malls across the U.S. to offer a sensory-friendly experience Sunday.

Source: “Sensory-friendly Santa” helps children with autism and other special needs – Story

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