Special Needs Holiday Events
The holiday season brings with it situations that children with Autism may find overwhelming. Thanks to Great Northern Mall (“Soothing Santa”) and Great lakes Theater (“Sensory-friendly Productions”) there are events sensitive to the needs of children on the spectrum.
Great Northern Mall will host "Soothing Santa," an opportunity for children with Autism and other special needs (and siblings) to visit with Santa in a more soothing and sensory-friendly environment. Registration is required.. Session 1: Sunday, December 6, 8am-10am Session 2: Sunday, December 13, 8am-10am *Each session is limited to (40) families and families must register in advance. More information is available at www.shoppinggreatnorthernmall.com/events/soothing-santa or by calling 440-734-6304.
Great Lakes Theater is thrilled to announce TWO sensory-friendly performances for students on the spectrum and their families this season! We are pleased to present our 3rd annual sensory-friendly A Christmas Carol in the Ohio Theatre on Wednesday, November 25th at 11:00 am. New this year: a sensory friendly student matinee of the musical The Fantasticks on Wednesday, May 18th at 10:00 am in the Hanna Theatre - also in Playhouse Square. For more information go to: https://db.tt/JidKJGi6