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Sensory Santa

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sensory Santa

Grand Forks Anne Carlsen Center,  along with the Occupational Therapy program at UND, are excited to sponsor a Sensory Santa Event on Dec 2nd. This event will provide a sensory-friendly visit with Santa Claus.  The sessions last 20 minutes and we include a Santa social story to help prepare the children for visiting with Santa.  There is a preparation room available with extra Santa hats and beards and a variety of sensory activities.

The families are welcome to come 15 minutes prior to their appointment to spend time touching Santa’s suite, rocking on a therapy ball, or just relaxing.  The children will have the option of sitting on Santa’s lap, in a chair next to Santa, on a therapy ball, standing, sitting on the ground or any of these during his/her meeting with Santa.

If the child is non-verbal, we ask that the parents provide a few ideas to help Santa engage your child and personalize the visit.  There will be refreshments available for the family after the visit with Santa.



December 2, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Ramona Gunderson


Anne Carlsen Center – Grand Forks
2016 S. Washington St. Grand Forks ND 58201 United States + Google Map