Each family was invited to take their own pictures of their kids, but we also invited them to jump in the picture.Those were the moments we truly realized how needed this event was– parents didn’t have family pictures with their kids and Santa. Quite frankly, they were astonished that we would even offer to do this for them; to give them an incredible family moment captured on film, for free.
For parents of children with special needs, giving their child the same experiences everyone else has is important, but is often fraught with obstacles. At TALMAR we are committed to providing opportunities and experiences for community members of all abilities. The goal of this event was to remove these barriers and provide a memorable experience for these families.
We were certainly able to do that this year and we are so excited to continue offering sensory-friendly and accessible experiences for everyone.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Sensory-Friendly Santa Claus!