BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Families with special needs are invited to celebrate Easter at the Arnot Mall this weekend in a sensory-friendly event! 

'Bunny Cares' in partnership with 'Autism Speaks' are the organizations behind the event. The Easter Bunny will be welcoming all ages and abilities to join them for the time-honored tradition. The compassionate event allows people with all spectrums of special needs to experience the Easter Bunny in a comforting environment. 

Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical and developmental needs of this special audience. The event is also free, with registration. 

The Easter Bunny will be on-hand at the Arnot Mall ahead of normal business hours. It's happening on Sunday, April 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Food Court. 

Space is limited and families are encouraged to reserve a time in advance at www.AutismSpeaks.org/Bunny. Easter photo packages will also be available for purchase at the event. 

The Arnot Mall is located at 3300 Chamber Road, Horsheads, NY.