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. Sensory processing problems are commonly seen in children with developmental conditions like autism spectrum disorder.
FLOW has joined with the Nesmith Library in trying to make the Santa experience possible for children who struggle with sensory issues. On Sunday, December 15, from 11 AM to 1 PM, we will have Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the Library before we open to the general public. Caregivers may reserve a time slot for a quiet visit with the "Jolly Old Elf." Santa has been visiting this event with us for several years running, and is patient and kind with children of all abilities.
This event is exclusively for children, ages 3 and up, who struggle with sensory or other integration issues. Please stay tuned for more information in November, including when registration will open.