A Special Visit With Santa


s-santa-1You know when they close the mall for an event you know there’s something special going on.  That was the scene on December 14th for the second “Sensitive Santa” sponsored by Algoma Autism Foundation for families touched by ASD ( autism spectrum disorder)

Often times, the hustle and bustle of the season can be difficult for children with autism and stressful for the children and the parents. That’s what makes “sensitive Santa” such a wonderful event.

Prior to the mall opening, the music and pa systems were shut down, no pedestrian traffic was allowed in the mall while the kids met with Santa on a one on one basis, allowing these children to experience the same enjoyment with Santa, but in a much calmer, less intimidating environment

Special thanks to Station Mall, AllState insurance, Olar Digital Photograpy and Cedarbrook Child Development Center for making this event another success!






Craig Huckerby
Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 35 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching SooNews.ca and Local2.ca. Craig is happy to be part of the Sault's newest media team and website, SaultOnline.com