Santa Claus came to Northland Ford here in The Pas for a special sensory friendly visit for children on the autism spectrum last weekend. Visiting Santa can sometimes be overwhelming for children with autism with all the noise, line ups, and lights.
In this case Santa wasn’t as loud, there were no flashing lights, and no lines ups in an effort to make the experience more comfortable for children on the spectrum.
Organizer and autism mom Melanie Young says that the turnout was good with about 17 kids in attendance and they had lots of fun. Young would like to thank all the volunteers that helped out during Santa’s visit, along with Northland Ford for donating their space for the event and, The Autism Society of Manitoba for their sponsorship.