Searching for the perfect costume, decorating the house with spider webs, carving a pumpkin and buying candy to give to trick or treaters, all add to the excitement leading up to Halloween night.
For many families and kids with disabilities and devlopmental needs and allergies, this holiday can be a reminder of challenges that exist for kids who can’t eat orally, have sensitivity issues or severe allergies that prohibit them from taking part in eating candy and edible treats.
To make Halloween inclusive to all kids, you can keep a supply of non-edible items that can be found at your local dollar or party supply store.
Here are some fun and inexpensive items to have on hand this Halloween:
Catulpa - (FFS) Mindfulness Resources for Families, Caregivers, Teens & Children - Online
The purpose of this session is for information sharing and to inform caregivers where to look to find resources for themselves and their family to start using Mindfulness as a daily practice.
Kinark - Transition to Adulthood - Online
Kinark’s free Transition to Adulthood sessions help to educate parents and caregivers on the services and supports available once their child turns 18.
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