Sensitive Santa Makes the Holiday Season Bright
Special Program Makes a Holiday Tradition Special for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Once again, Touchstone Behavioral Health will host its beloved Sensitive Santa event. Sensitive Santa is designed for children on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities and gives them the opportunity to enjoy what all children love during the holidays – a visit with Santa Claus. This year, Touchstone will host three Sensitive Santa events — one in Mesa and two in Phoenix. This will be the fourth year for this program which is very popular with children and parents alike.
A Sensitive Santa visit is held outside in natural light with no lines to wait in, crowds to maneuver through, loud sounds or potent smells to endure. In addition, staff is on hand who understands and are aware of their particular needs. Each child receives a toy and a picture to take home to remember their time with Santa.
Dates for Sensitive Santa are:
November 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Touchstone’s Mesa campus, 2150 S. Country Club Drive, Suite 35/36
December 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Touchstone’s main campus, 15648 N. 35th Avenue
December 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Touchstone’s main campus, 15648 N. 35th Avenue
Sensitive Santa is free and open to the community. Sensitive Santa has been a huge success over the past four years and we are anticipating that this year will be even bigger than previous years.
To learn more about the program, please call Elizabeth Rinaldo or Traci Brown at (602) 732.4967.