If you have ever taken a child to have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny, then you know all about the long lines, the crying children, the echo of all the voices in the mall, and the bright lights to capture the best picture possible.

For most families, these can be annoying but not enough to keep you from getting the pictures taken. But for families whose children have special needs, who may not be able to handle the noise, the lights, and the long lines, photos with the Easter Bunny may simply not be an option for them.

It doesn't have to be that way this year, because the Poughkeepsie Galleria will once again be participating in 'Bunny Cares’, courtesy of Noerr Programs and Ability Path, before the mall opens on Sunday, March 26, from 9 to 11.

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Bunny Cares allows children with special needs and their families to enjoy a photo session with the Easter Bunny. Extra care has been taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children so they can enjoy the visit and their families have photos to put in everyone's Easter basket.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in this program, click here and register by March 22.