BENEFITING: TOMMY FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Dec 13, 2014
Many of us take “the simple things” for granted. Things like going to malls over the Holidays or taking pictures with Santa. For individuals with sensory challenges, going to crowded malls with loud music, twinkling lights and a bombardment of visual input, enjoying such a time-honored tradition isn’t so straight-forward and may take the assistance of a team of people that really understands that it could take some extra time and attention. On Saturday, December 12, 2015, The Tommy Foundation and it's NYC Chapter will be sponsoring a Sensitive Santa event for children with sensory challenges like Autism or ADHD.
The Tommy Foundation and it's NYC Chapter is proud to present the Fourth Annual Sensitive Santa Event for families in New York City! This event is free to the public and features a sensory area/activities and of course a picture with Santa in an environment where the sensory sensitve child and their family will feel at ease and welcome.
About The Tommy Foundation
Founded in 2005 by parents of a child on the autism spectrum, The Tommy Foundation is an emerging voice for the autism movement receiving numerous awards including the Lancaster Red Rose award. Today, the Foundation provides direct assistance to families, as well as providing trainings to hundreds of students, professionals, PhD candidates and doctors to date. Serving as producers for the full length autism documentary “The United States of Autism,” they also have thousands of individuals participate in events every year and partner with numerous organizations around the nation to serve their local communities. The Tommy Foundation continually seeks to embrace individuals on the entire autism spectrum, educate families and individuals to handle the condition, and to empower all those who desire to advocate for the autism movement.
The NYC Chapter of The Tommy Foundation was started in 2012 by parents of twin daughters on the Autism Spectrum whose goal is to embrace NYC families living Autism. For more information go to: www.tommyland.org