Working with local non-profits who specialize in child development and mentorship, Legacy Cares has partnered with several organizations in the valley to bring a sensory night to the Pratt Brothers Christmas Show at Legacy Park.
Most children with autism spectrum disorder have sensory sensitivities, meaning that they can’t stand bright lights, being in large crowds, or certain textures. For most of them, Christmas means a change in schedule that can upset them and provoke sensory overload. However, Legacy Cares dedicated a single night to children with autism with less crowds, noise and counselors to guide them through the Christmas display.
As a means to incorporate the participants in Cares’ Not Your Typical Workforce Program, this event empowered this group of individuals to take an advantage of an activity typically not offered at other venues.