Nine malls across Canada will host autism-friendly events where children with autism can visit with Santa and get their photos taken. CTV News reports on the program, which began last year in Calgary. CTV News quotes Toronto-area father Frank Heaney, who says "My son has real issues dealing with crowds, so as a result meltdowns are pretty common for him, so having a nice, quiet moment is well worth it." Learn more and see video from CTV News here.
If you can't get to the mall this year, the folks at Your Santa Story created an interactive video product designed to bring the magic of Santa to children. For every video sold using the “AS” Promo Code, $5 will be donated to Autism Speaks! Check it out here, www.yoursantastory.com/autismspeaks, and let us know what you think.