Malls Will Now Host Sensory-Friendly Santa Experiences For Kids With Autism

Autism Speaks and Noerr Programs Corporation will be hosting sensory-friendly visits with Santa in more than 180 Simon malls across the US for families of children with autism and other special needs. Thanks to the exciting program, children will be able to make meaningful connections in "a more controlled and welcoming environment" with Santa this holiday season.

The private events will be free for families to attend and will take place two hours before malls open — from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. — on both November 20 and December 4. To find out which malls near you will participate in the event, visit the Autism Speaks website.