Local Targets Offer Sensory Friendly Shopping Experiences

Bittersweet and two local Target stores are collaborating to provide a sensory friendly holiday shopping experience for individuals with autism. This event has been a tradition for seven years. 

On Wednesday, November 8, the autism community is invited to shop the Target in Rossford, 9666 Old US 20, and the Target in Holland, 1465 E Mall Dr., one hour early. From 7-8am, the lights will be dimmed, the music turned off and foot traffic limited to help create a sensory experience for anyone with sensory processing challenges.

Bittersweet Development Director, Julie Champa, said in a press release, “We are delighted to partner with Target for the seventh year in a row to offer this special sensory friendly shopping experience to our community. Our mission at Bittersweet extends beyond the lives of our  participants, reaching into the local community and the world, so this event is close to our heart each holiday season. We look forward to seeing everyone on November 8th, and we are very grateful for Target’s continued support!” 

Bittersweet, Inc. is an Ohio based nonprofit organization that has been serving adults and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders since 1983. The three locations are in Whitehouse, Lima and Pemberville. 

This event is free and open to the local autism community.
Target. 9666 Old US 20, Rossford.
Target. 1465 E Mall Dr., Holland.

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