Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Autism-friendly Santas a hit at parties - USATODAY.com



Autism-friendly Santas a hit at parties - USATODAY.com

HARTFORD, Connecticut – Visiting a shopping mall to share Christmas wishes with Santa had always been too much for 10-year-old Ben Borre, due to the autism that makes the noise, lights and crowds an unbearable torment.
But now a growing number of "sensitive" Santas in shopping centers, at community parties and elsewhere are giving Ben and others a chance to meet the big guy in autism-friendly settings — allowing their families to capture Christmas memories that other families may take for granted.


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