Miami International Mall will hold a holiday event geared toward families with special-needs children.
The Caring Santa event takes place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 2 and allows families with children that have special needs take a photo with Santa while in a subdued environment.
Caring Santa has been developed by Simon Property Group and d is guided by AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community.
The events typically reduce sensory triggers, such as turning off in-mall music, stopping escalators located near the Santa set, dimming the lights, and shutting down fountains during the duration of the event.
Caring Santa events also eliminate lines through the use of a numbering system and include activities and stories while children wait.
Participants are encouraged to RSVP for the Caring Santa event at Miami International Mall by going to www.AbilityPath.org.