GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sunday seeing Santa Claus was a bit easier for children with Autism as Autism Speaks hosted a special event at the Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids.
The Santa Cares event created a safe, more subdued environment for children with autism and other special needs.
Autism Speaks is hosting sensory-friendly Santa events across the country this holiday season.
These events are free and also offered families a chance for families to purchase keepsake photos of their child with Santa.
Autism Speaks organizes a variety of events in the area throughout the year that are sensory-friendly for families with children with autism can have fun in a secure environment.