‘Sensory Friendly’ Santa Visit

I got a chance this weekend to work with Northern Virginia Housewives and Fair Oaks Mall during their annual ‘Sensory Friendly Santa’ event.

Early Saturday morning, before Fair Oaks Mall formally opened for the day, families that normally avoid the mall this time of year went to see  Santa in a specially design setting for kids with autism.

Children with autism struggle in noisy environments, so taking them to see Santa at the mall during normal business hours is a challenge. On Saturday morning, the music and the lights were turned down which made a more desirable setting for these kids and their families.

Kudos to NOVA Housewives and Fair Oaks Mall for this great event!

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