Sensitive Santa


Mindy Dawson is from Capon Bridge, West Virginia. Her son Joshua has autism. Mindy Dawson is an Autism Light because she is the organizer of a Sensitive Santa event for children with autism at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester, West Virginia.

Mindy Dawson first organized a Sensitive Santa Event last year so her son Joshua and other children in her community, who have sensory issues associated with autism, would have an opportunity to visit Santa at a special event apart from the loud crowds and lights. The event is managed by all volunteers who have a heart for helping children with autism in the Christmas season.

This year’s Sensitive Santa Event was held on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 9-10am at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester, West Virginia before the mall opened for regular hours. The Apple Blossom Mall is located at 1850 Apple Blossom Drive, Winchester, West Virginia 22601. Anyone could bring a child with autism at this time to meet Santa.

For more information on the Sensitive Santa Event contact Mindy Dawson at 540-931-8662 or email mindydawson@citlink.net.

Jessica Wiant wrote an excellent article on Mindy Dawson’s passion for this event that is found on the  NVDaily.com Website.

Special thanks to Mindy Dawson for taking the leadership to bring a Sensitive Santa to Apple Blossom Mall.  Wouldn’t it be great if there were one of these events in hundreds of cities across the world by next year.

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Autism Light is an upbeat but real blog that takes readers on a journey that recognizes diverse heroes in and for the autism community.

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