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Caring Claus Sunday
Date: 11/25/2013 Album ID: 1735577
Photos by Derek Davis
The Maine Mall turns down the lights and the noise for children with autism and sensory sensitivities so they can visit with the jolly old guy in the red and white suit.
Derek Davis/Staff Photographer:Isabella Sherman, 6, of Saco smiles as she visits with Santa at the Maine Mall during a special experience for children with autism.  Lights were dimmed and the traditional mall music shut off to limit distractions for the children and their families.  Photographed on Sunday, November 24, 2013.
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AJ Sweet, 4, of Windham gestures as he describes to Santa what he hopes to get for gifts this Christmas during a special experience for children with autism at The Maine Mall.  Lights were dimmed and the traditional mall music shut off to limit distractions for the children and their families.  Photographed on Sunday, November 24, 2013.
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Alyssa Williams, 5, of Farmingdale holds her three-year old brother Carter's hand as they ride a merry-go-round with their father Norman Williams during a special experience for children with autism at The Maine Mall.  Carter was diagnosed with autism about a year ago.  Lights were dimmed and the traditional mall music shut off to limit distractions for the children and their families.  Photographed on Sunday, November 24, 2013.
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Norman Williams of Farmingdale walks with his son Carter, 3, during a special experience for children with autism at The Maine Mall.  Lights were dimmed and the traditional mall music shut off to limit distractions for the children and their families.  Photographed on Sunday, November 24, 2013.
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Angelique Farris, 4, of Standish smils after receiving a book from Santa during a special experience for children with autism at The Maine Mall.  Lights were dimmed and the traditional mall music shut off to limit distractions for the children and their families.  Photographed on Sunday, November 24, 2013.
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Carter Williams, 3, of Farmingdale waves goodbye to Santa with his mother Jen during a special experience for children with autism at The Maine Mall.  Lights were dimmed and the traditional mall music shut off to limit distractions for the children and their families.  Photographed on Sunday, November 24, 2013.
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