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Stores offer 'sensory-friendly' shopping events

Published 4:13 AM ET, Fri December 9, 2016
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Adam, Billy and Robert Moser play at a sensory station during the Toys "R" Us shopping event in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. Adam, 10, and Robert, 16, are both on the autism spectrum. Courtesy Autism Society Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Pat Lyons, treasurer of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Autism Society, and Pam Frebowitz greet sensory-friendly shoppers and educate the public at the literature table at the front of the store. Courtesy Autism Society Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Toys "R" Us employees pulled toys from the toy guide for differently abled kids. Courtesy Autism Society Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Robert Moser and his grandmother Joan Fern grab snacks at the refreshment table. Courtesy Autism Society Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Weighted blankets help kids with autism feel comforted and calm, according to Patti Erickson, president of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Autism Society. Courtesy Autism Society Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Erickson and Frebowitz play at the sensory station. Courtesy Autism Society Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Adam Moser found a new bed on his shopping trip. Courtesy Linda Moser
Adam's mom returned to the store later to buy the bed. Courtesy Linda Moser