Life Skills Gives Children With Autism Magical Day of Christmas
The annual Milk and Cookies with Santa event brought children with autism a special holiday celebration.
Tuesday night, Ladue-based Life Skills’ TouchPoint Autism Services hosted its annual Milk and Cookies with Santa, in an evening where children enjoyed music, food, and holiday activities at Sheraton Westport’s ballroom, which was decorated as a play land.
“For a few hours, all kids – no matter their ability – were able to experience the excitement of the holiday season without limitations,” according to a news release.
Support dogs of all sizes and breeds were provided for the children, who played with them and posed for photos. Balloon artists, singers and joggles lit up the party for the children.
Santa Claus also made an appearance at the event, handing each child a gift.
Touchpoint autism services, which provides support to more than 3,000 individuals with an autism disorder, also held a fundraiser for the organization the following day, raising more than $450,000.