SARASOTA Fl (WWSB)-There was a magical experience for many Sunday night at the University Town Center mall in Sarasota.
UTC offered a "sensory-friendly" Santa meet & greet for children on the autism spectrum. The event lowered the lights, and cut back on the cameras and loud equipment in an effort to create a relaxing, safe atmosphere.
An autism friendly environment allows for a more manageable degree of sensory stimuli, which can make autistic children calmer, and better able to relate to others.
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