Autism Support Now (ASN) is excited to be providing a sensory-friendly Santa experience for children and families touched by autism spectrum disorder across the greater metropolitan area of St. Louis. These events are designed to remove distractions and to remove triggering stimuli from kids on the spectrum. Different from a shopping mall experience, crowds and waiting lines will be kept to a minimum, therefore, a reserved time is necessary, and we can accommodate siblings either with or without Santa, if desired.
While families wait to visit with the Holiday Icon, they will be able to learn more about ASN, partake in snacks and goodies, and see the fun, learning environment that an ASN child experiences. (There will be places for supervised free play for siblings.) all of which leads up to a photo opportunity during a private one on one visit with Santa.
What is a Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience?
A sensory-friendly Santa experience is a supportive environment eliminating long lines, bright lights and loud noises that can trigger sensory sensitivities for someone on the spectrum.
How can I Prepare my Child for the Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience?
Once you RSVP to reserve your spot, you will receive an email from ASN providing tips on how best to prepare your child prior to your visit.
When and Where Does the Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience take place?
The sensory-friendly Santa experience takes place in November and runs into December at our Ellisville clinic located at 333 Ozark Trail Drive, Suite 50, Ellisville, MO 63011
November 19 12:00pm – 4pm.
December 3 12:00pm – 4pm.
December 10 12:00pm – 4pm.
December 17 12:00pm – 6pm.
Do I have to RSVP to Reserve my Spot?
Yes. Space is limited, please RSVP to reserve your spot by clicking on the link below.