The Opasquia School Gym held a sensory friendly visit from Santa Claus on November 25th. The event was run by The Autism Society of Manitoba and it gave children on the autism spectrum a chance to visit Santa in a sensory friendly environment.
Some of the ways they made Santa’s visit more sensory friendly was by having sensory friendly lighting and by having Santa speak in a quiet voice. The Pas MLA Amanda Lathlin was present at the event to hand out Candy Canes and Flags.
The event also had a visit from Mrs Claus, Melanie Young a local Autism of Society of Manitoba volunteer would like to thank the volunteers that helped out at the event and The Autism Society for putting the event together.