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San Diego: Almost 600 malls/stores provide sensory friendly Santa visits

Dec 19, 2019, San Diego, CA, 98.1 Radio: Over 500 Stores and Malls Helped Kids with Autism Meet Santa https://sunny981sd.radio.com/blogs/aj-sara-in-the-morning/over-500-stores-and-malls-helped-kids-with-autism-meet-santa . . .This year, the charity Autism Speaks partnered with a group called Cherry Hill Programs that works with mall Santas. And over 500 stores and malls offered special events JUST for kids with autism. Over the past month, 582 shopping centers across the U.S. and Canada took part in about 750 events. A lot of them opened early to let parents with autistic kids come meet Santa before the general public got there. They also kept the lights dimmed and lowered their music to make sure kids with sensory issues were comfortable. The program is called Santa Cares. And they do similar events around Easter called Bunny Cares….