While we all want our children to be able to have these experiences, we also need to balance that with the understanding that it may not be important to them. Quite often, as parents, we assume that our children want these experiences because we ourselves have had them and that may not be the case.
Start Here: Ask your child if they would like to go Trick or treating on Halloween
If they answer yes, here are some tips and tricks for a successful inclusive Halloween experience here.
If they answer no, there is a list of alternative Halloween ideas here or you can watch CTN’s Halloween videos here.
If you are unsure of whether your child would like to participate due to communication or cognitive challenges, think about your child’s individual personality, strengths and needs. Some questions to consider are…
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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