On Saturday December 2, Vision Australia will be joined by their youngest clients and families from across the state for a joyous afternoon to celebrate the upcoming festive season.
A visit from Sensory Santa, a Christmas treasure hunt, cookie decorating and braille letters to Santa will ensure they get to experience and enjoy the same festive traditions as their sighted peers. Other special guests on the day will include AFLW premiership player and AAMI Ambassador, Ellie Blackburn, the AAMI cheer van and carollers and Seeing Eye Dogs pups-in-training.
“The Christmas period can be an overwhelming and challenging time of year for children with disabilities. It often means more crowds of people, noise and a change to their daily routine, which can cause them to become anxious,” Vision Australia children and young people client lead, Harzita Hashim, said.
“Christmas should be a magical experience for every child. It’s so important that we make accessible accommodations for children with disabilities so they can experience the festive magic and fun alongside their peers."
MEDIA CALL: The Vision Australia Children and Young People Christmas Event will take place on Saturday December 2 from 12pm to 3pm at 454 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong VIC 3144.
Vision Australia is a leading provider of blindness related services. We offer a wide range of services, equipment and training so people who are blind or have low vision can live the life they choose.
Whether it’s at home, work, school or in the community, our expert staff provide clients across all age groups with skills and tools to help lead active, safe and independent lives. Visit our website at www.visionaustralia.org.
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