HUNTSVILLE – Madison Behavior Therapy at WellStone and KultureCity are hosting Sensory Inclusive Santa, an annual event for children with sensory sensitivities, on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church of the Nativity. Attendance is by appointment and registration is available. Organizers note that the event is free, however, slots fill up quickly.
A statement from Wellstone highlights the importance of inclusion for children with sensory sensitivity during the holidays.
Sensory Inclusive Santa provides a calm environment for children—and their families—to have that cherished one-on-one time with Santa. Children and their siblings receive gifts and enjoy treats in a warm, yet controlled holiday setting. The opportunity is for children with sensory sensitivities that make experiencing Santa at crowded malls and other public venues extremely stressful. Big crowds, long lines, and even fluorescent lights can overwhelm these children.
Not only will these kids have special moments with Santa, a professional photographer will be on-site to capture those memories forever. Participants receive rights to fully edited images, including family portraits.
The event is made possible by local sponsors and toy drives, WellStone staff and volunteers, location host Church of the Nativity, and KultureCity.
This event is open exclusively to children with sensory sensitivities and their families. There is no charge, but registration is required. Space is limited to the first 200 families.