Oh tidings of comfort and joy may be the chorus line from ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ but in Philadelphia, US, this year Santa has brought comfort and calm to an autistic teenager.
Michelle Arnold Healy takes her son – 19-year-old Jack – to see Santa in their local shopping mall every year. Sadly, Jack suffers from severe anxiety and has sensory issues with light and noise so there are many things he can’t participate in. However, his visits to see Santa seem to have the opposite effect and leave him completely calm.
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