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An Autistic Boy Cautiously Approaches Santa. Now Watch What Santa Decides To Do…

By Karly Carpena
December 10, 2015

When Erin Deely found out that her son was Autistic, she feared that her son wouldn’t be able to do the things most young children do growing up. So when Christmas came around, Erin was depressed because she thought she wouldn’t be able to take her son to meet Santa.

Erin then came across the Caring Santa program, an annual program dedicated to bringing special Santas to malls all around the country that know how to interact with autistic children.

“I THOUGHT WE WOULD NEVER GET THOSE HOLIDAY PICTURES WITH HIM BECAUSE IT’S SOMETHING HE CAN’T HANDLE — THE NOISE AND THE PRESSURE. HE GETS ANXIOUS IF YOU ASK HIM TO SMILE. IT’S ALL TOO MUCH FOR HIM,” SAID ERIN

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“BRAYDEN WAS SHY AND INCHED HIS WAY OVER SLOWLY, AND THEN SANTA JUST SLOWLY GOT OUT OF HIS SEAT AND GOT ON THE GROUND. HE BEGAN PLAYING WITH THE TOYS THAT MY SON BROUGHT.”

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