Getting a photo taken with Santa can be difficult for children with ASD. The waiting and sensory overload can make the experience challenging. Thankfully, several shopping malls are becoming aware of this and are offering Sensitive (or Sensory) Santa for families; private Santa sessions in a sensory-friendly environment.
Here’s a list of participating malls and organizations in Ontario.
Springfree Trampoline – http://www.springfreetrampoline.ca/events
Canoe Therapy – https://www.facebook.com/events/1514606898850383/
Grandview Kids – http://grandviewkids.ca/…/2015%20-%20Sensory-friendly%20San…
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. More will be added as more details become available.
Here are some social stories that may be helpful: