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Meet Lucca

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Meet Lucca

Meet Lucca

Lucca and his siblings had the memorable experience of meeting Santa Claus at the Eaten Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Thanks to Autism Speaks Canada Sensitive Santa program, the four brothers – two with autism – had a private, sensory-friendly Santa visit.  

Their parents booked the visit in advance, and for the first time the whole family experienced a pleasant trip to the mall – no waiting in long lines, no kids getting impatient, no bells or loud noises, no photography, and no meltdowns.  

A visit with Santa can be an overwhelming experience for individuals with autism, and it can be challenging for parents if they have more than one child. The Sensitive Santa experience removes these barriers so that all kids and families can enjoy meeting Santa Claus. 

Disclaimer: Information provided is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks Canada provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties.