Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween: Some helpful tips on having a safe and healthy spooky-fest!

Halloween is a fun exciting time where kids get to be kids; dress-up, eat lots of candy, stay out till after dark... sounds fun right? For special needs parents this can be a major task that takes lots of planning, organizing and patience.

Have you picked out a costume yet? There are many great ideas for costumes that involve wheelchairs. Here is a very creative costume of an ice cream truck! Carter, a little boy with spina bifida has one awesome dad! Not only does he get to participate in all the Halloween festivities, but he also has the coolest costume!

Here are some other creative costumes!

If your child has Halloween anxiety make sure you show them your game plan before you head out trick-or-treating. Practicing the process is a great way to get them adjusted to the night ahead. Also, always remember that you can choose to have your child help you pass out candy. They will get to dress-up and still be in the comfort of their own home.

There are also many other fall traditions that can help ease into the "Spooky" season, like pumpkin carving, apple picking, hayrides and arts & crafts that can be done at home!

What are your plans for this Halloween? Have a costume you want to share? Email us enablingdevices@gmail.com!