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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

7 Tips and 1 Communication Board for Halloween

It's almost here - the spookiest time of the year.  For kids with disabilities, Halloween isn't always so much fun.  Costumes can be difficult to get into, uncomfortable, or have too many parts to keep track of.  Trick or treating may not be fun if you can't eat most Halloween candy.  And all the hype in class isn't much fun if you can't join in the discussion.

Enabling Devices has a great post on their blog about making the day accessible for everyone; including advice to think outside the box, incorporate a wheelchair, make the costume comfortable, incorporate the child's interests, prepare the child for what will happen, prepare for dietary restrictions, and incorporate a service animal.
You can read their post with all the tips here.

And, if you missed it last year, here is my Halloween communication board, to supplement your student's AAC system, or to use for the holiday if the child does not have his/her own system.
Just right click and download.

Keep safe, don't eat too much candy, and.... Keep on Talking!