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Meet Mason

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Meet Mason

Meet Mason

For the first time in his life, five-year old Mason met Sensitive Santa at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley, British Columbia. The experience of meeting Santa Claus is usually a sensory overload for Mason, who struggles with things like long lineups, loud noises, and bright camera flashes.  

Before meeting the sensory-friendly Santa Claus, Mason wouldn’t go anywhere near a crowded mall – let alone Santa. But this year, he was able to meet Santa before the mall opened, in a calmer, subdued environment, making this memorable experience inclusive to everyone. 

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.