Fourteen Simon malls throughout New England will be holding Caring Bunny events on Sunday, March 26, and Sunday, April 2.

Caring Bunny offers children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny, the largest program of its kind, has been developed by Simon and is guided by AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community. Promotional assistance for Caring Bunny has been provided by Autism Speaks.

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, dimming the lights, and shutting down fountains 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.

* Hosting 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.

Sunday, March 26

Auburn Mall
Caring Bunny: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
(Bunny is located near the Food Court)
385 Southbridge St., Auburn 

Burlington Mall
Caring Bunny: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
(Bunny is located in Center Court, Lower Level)
75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington 

Solomon Pond Mall
Caring Bunny: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
(Bunny is located in Ann Taylor Court, Lower Level)
601 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough

South Shore Plaza
Caring Bunny: 8:3 0a.m. – 10:30a.m.
(Bunny is located in the Nordstrom wing, Lower Level)
250 Granite St., Braintree

Square One Mall
Caring Bunny: 9:3 0a.m. – 11 a.m.
(Bunny is located in Center Court)
1201 Broadway, Saugus

Sunday, April 2

Burlington Mall
Caring Bunny: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
(Bunny is located in Center Court, Lower Level)
75 Middlesex Tpke., Burlington

Cape Cod Mall
Caring Bunny: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
(Bunny is located in Sears Court)
769 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis

Crystal Mall
Caring Bunny: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
(Bunny is located in Old Navy Court)
850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT 

Emerald Square Mall
Caring Bunny: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
(Bunny is located in Sears Court, Lower Level)
999 S Washington St., North Attleboro 

Northshore Mall
Caring Bunny: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
(Bunny is located in the Nordstrom wing, Level 1)
210 Andover St., Peabody

Pheasant Lane Mall
Caring Bunny: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
(Bunny is located in North Court, on the Lower Level in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods)
310 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua, NH

The Mall at Fox Run
Caring Bunny: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
(Bunny is located in Sears Court)
50 Fox Run Road, Newington, NH 

The Mall at Rockingham Park
Caring Bunny: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
(Bunny is located in JC Penney Court, Lower Level)
99 Rockingham Park Blvd., Salem, NH

The Mall of New Hampshire
Caring Bunny: 8:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.
(Bunny is located in JC Penney Court)
1500 S Willow St., Manchester, NH