It's that time of year when you have to go visit Santa at the mall and take a quick picture with him. Usually those lines to get a picture with Santa Claus are crazy long and it can be frustrating. reported that some shopping malls across the country have changed their hours to make the experience for children with special needs a lot easier. Autism Speaks is the hero for these changes. The autism advocacy organization started events called "Santa Cares" that let's autistic kids enjoy time with Santa in a less hectic setting.

It was also mentioned on The Dad that Autism Speaks teamed up with Cherry Hill Programs to make this happen. The Autism Speaks spokesperson said to, "Our goal is to create a more inclusive world for people with autism".

To know which malls will be part of the event "Santa Cares" make sure to visit the Autism Speaks website.

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