Soothing Santa for Special Kids
Sensory processing disorder (SPD) occurs when the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes through the senses. Sensory processing problems are commonly seen in children with developmental conditions like autism spectrum disorder.
Imagine a parent who would like to offer a child with sensory issues the opportunity to take part in a typical pre-holiday activity--visiting with Santa. A trip to the mall, with its lights, sounds, crowds, just won't work.
FLOW has joined with the Nesmith Library in trying to make the Santa experience possible. On Sunday, December 9, from 11 am to 1 pm, we will have Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the Library before the facility is open to the general public. A parent may reserve a time for a quiet visit with the "Jolly Old Elf." This event is exclusively for children, ages 3 and up, with SPD or other integration issues. Reservations will be taken beginning Wednesday, November 14. Preference is given to Windham residents , but nonresidents can be put on a wait-list in case space becomes available.