Westfield Meriden has partnered with Autism Speaks to host "Thoughtful Santa" on Sunday, December 4th. "Thoughtful Santa" is an opportunity for children with Autism and other special needs (and their siblings) to visit with Santa in a more soothing and sensory-friendly environment.
During "Thoughtful Santa," families will enjoy a quiet visit with Santa supported by no overhead mall radio or audible music from nearby stores, no long lines, and lower shopper traffic. Children will be entertained with special sensory-friendly activities nearby while they wait.
This event is limited to 30 families total and there are 3 time slots to choose from (8:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 9:00 a.m.) Each time slot available on a first come first serve basis, please select just one time slot per family.
The Santa Set is located in Center Court on the first floor. For easy access, we recommend parking on the first level of the parking garage and using Entrance #2 (next to Sears and Meriden Family Dental).
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About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $570 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in nearly 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 70 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.