Very Special Halloween Costumes

Very Special Halloween Costumes

Some people go all out with their Halloween costumes. (I try to just skate by but the kids won’t let me, you know how that goes!) When you have special needs finding or making a costume is especially hard… or especially FUN! We scoured the nets and found some of the best special needs costumes EVER. Here is your special needs Halloween eye candy!   For photo cred, all photos are the owners, I just searched, found some AWESOME ideas, and had to share! Kudos to these...
Halloween for Special Needs – What You Can Do!

Halloween for Special Needs – What You Can Do!

Trick or Treating can be a scary time of the year for many children with food allergies. Not only that but many children, like my own, are tube fed and don’t eat candy, they want to enjoy Halloween too! Halloween is one holiday that we have to make special arrangements for the children who have special needs. And we have a few ideas about what you can do to help! I have seen two campaigns to make accommodations for ghosts and goblins with special needs. One is from the Food Allergy Research & Education and it’s called the Teal Pumpkin Project. It’s gaining traction too! According to this article, “Food Allergy Research & Education’s first Facebook post about the Teal Pumpkin Project, reached 2.7 million people in less than 72 hours, the organization reported. Posts about the project have been shared a combined 31,000 times. This year marks the first time the idea has been promoted nationally.” The campaign asks everyone who has a non-food item that they are giving away to paint a pumpkin teal and place it where it is visible to everyone on Halloween Eve! Great idea! Honestly, I think the most difficult thing with this is actually going out to buy the teal paint, if only it were something everyone had handy! The other, aimed for being welcoming for all children with special needs, including allergies and tubies, is the Mommies of Miracles decal and registration of cooperating houses. This is the first year that this group has started this campaign and it’s taking a bit of time to get traction but if they keep...