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Autism Friendly Santa Event

(SOUTHLAKE, TX Dec. 2, 2017) Sitting on Santa's lap can be a sweet memory for kids, but may not happen at all for children living with autism spectrum disorders,challenging behaviors and other disabilities. That's why the Southlake ACI Learning Center is offering FREE Photos with “Autism Friendly Santa” as well as fun family activities on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. "All kids deserve a chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, and we're excited to offer this free opportunity for families of children with autism spectrum disorders, challenging behaviors and other disabilities who find the typical mall Santa experience upsetting," said Nancy Champlin, Founder of ACI Learning Centers. The Santa at the Southlake ACI Learning Center is trained in working with children living with disorders so families can enjoy the event to its fullest. Siblings of children on the spectrum are of course also welcome to visit with Santa! Southlake ACI Learning Center is located at 2815 Exchange Blvd. Suite 100, Southlake, TX 76092. This is a free community event and is designed for children who find the "mall Santa" experience overwhelming and difficult to bear. Apple cider, gluten-free cookies, crafts, and the ACI Learning Center play area and friendly ACI Learning Center Staff and Board Certified Behavior Analysts will help keep children entertained until their photo with Santa. Each family will receive their child/family photos with Santa via e-mail after the event. Parents are strongly encouraged to register for the event online at and select the Southlake registration link. For more information, contact the ACI Learning Center Director of Marketing Julia Feygin at 800.345.0448 or About ACI Learning Centers ACI Learning Centers is a behavioral consulting company providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) with an emphasis on verbal behavior for children with autism spectrum disorders, language delays, challenging behaviors, and other developmental disabilities. At ACI, the staff are experts in capturing a child’s motivation to enable him to have functional language, learn appropriate play skills, and socially engage with his peers. For more information, visit or call 800-345-0448.