Ever wanted that one magical moment for your kid with autism, or with epilepsy, or with any other special needs at Christmas? We have only a few scattered pictures of the boys doing “typical” things around the holidays, from holiday outings in the snow to see the lights to simply sitting on Santa’s lap to ask for their favorite present. Holidays for children with special needs can be traumatic and scary and exhilarating all rolled up in one.
That’s why I am excited to share this neat offering for families who have a child with special needs. Ability Path has a full listing of sites around the country. If you leave a link for a similar holiday offering in the comments I will add it to this site as a resource for other parents.
Ability Path and Simon Mall offer Caring Santa for Special Needs Families This Christmas Season
Children with special needs and their families are invited to a special photo session with Caring Santa in an environment set up to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of kids with all abilities.
AbilityPath.org is joining forces again with Simon Mall and their photo operators including Noerr Programs to offer families across the country and opportunity to take that treasured holiday. We have worked together to lessen potential triggers with events held during private mall hours so as to provide a calmer sensory-friendly environment. Visit the site:
I'm a special needs parent before just about everything else in life, but also a passionate advocate for my three boys and husband, who all have a bit of awesomeness about them. Awesomeness = Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, and more. It all adds up to some awesome kids and an amazing family.