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Autism Speaks Canada’s Sensitive Santa is Coming to Town

December 03, 2018

Malls are overwhelming come the holidays, with all the frenzied shoppers, seasonal lights and sounds, and short-tempered retail employees.

That’s sensory overload for all of us, yet it’s unbearable for kids with autism or other sensory sensitivities who want to visit toy shops in the mall or meet Santa Claus.

To give children on the spectrum opportunities to meet Kris Kringle, Autism Speaks Canada is sponsoring ‘Sensitive Santa’ events across Canada. Kids with autism or sensory sensitivities can share their Christmas lists with the big guy in these safe and calm environments with a specially-trained Santa Claus who understands their conditions.

Parents can take their kids to see Autism Speaks Canada’s Sensitive Santa throughout the holidays, making stops from Vancouver to Fredericton. You can reserve a spot in advance for the free visit, but the photos will be extra.

To find out which malls Sensitive Santa is parking his sleigh, check out the Autism Speaks Canada website for more information.

Happy Holidays!

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