On March 13, Castleton Square, Greenwood Park, and the Fashion Mall at Keystone will also host Caring Bunny, which offers families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny has been developed by Simon and is guided by AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community. Over 90 Simon® properties will host the Caring Bunny this season. Promotional assistance for Caring Bunny has been provided by Autism Speaks.
During the Caring Bunny events, many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include (specific elements or aesthetics may vary):
- -Turning off in-mall music, stopping escalators located near the photo set, and dimming the lights for the duration of the event.
- –Eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system whereby guests approach the set when their number is called.
- -Special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the ‘wait’ period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.
To RSVP for Caring Bunny at Castleton Square Mall, held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., click here.
To RSVP for Caring Bunny at Greenwood Park Mall, held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., click here.
To RSVP for Caring Bunny at the Fashion Mall at Keystone, held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., click here.