Transcript for Capturing the Perfect Picture With Santa
Finally tonight, capturing the perfect picture on Santa's lap, parents know it's not easy, especially when the kid has autism. But one Santa is coming to the rescue. Here's John donvan. Reporter: Santa with the family. The photo, easier said then done, but especially when the kids have autism. Which is why some parents usually don't even try. Like mom Stephanie mullen. I wasn't planning on doing pictures with Santa at all this year because it's just too hard. Reporter: And Kristin Fairfax. We tried last year. Reporter: But then they heard about this Santa Claus. And maybe you've seen the photo, posted by autism speaks. It's been everywhere this month. Santa connecting with a kid with autism at the Simons mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. By getting down on the floor. He attended the Noerr project's Santa school in Colorado where one of the lessons is working with kids with disabilities. This Santa, his real name is -- well, sorry. It's just going to stay Santa. I've known for years that working with children on their level is an appropriate and a friendly way to do it. Reporter: He uses snow globes to hook the kids' attention, as he did with Addie. Plays a harmonica, as he did with this little guy, lane. So here is what the mullen family got for Christmas. Their oldest girl on the left has autism. They got this picture. Same for the Fairfax family. The shot they came for? They got it. John donvan, ABC news, Washington. Love seeing those santas in Santa school.
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