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Author Offers Advice on Halloween Costumes Challenges for Children with Disabilities
Halloween costuming ideas for children with disabilities
“Halloween is such a magical time for children (Halloween inspires imagination and dreams just like in Ice Rose) it’s one of the reasons I wrote Ice Rose. Halloween; just like reading allows kids to take on someone else’s persona, it allows kids to take on a new identity altogether,”
Neuman also notes that when creating costumes for children with disabilities – as with all children – it’s important to keep safety in mind. For children in wheelchairs or with crutches it’s important not to have a lot of fabric hanging down that could get caught in motors or wheels. Parents of children with visual impairments should be especially careful that costumes don’t obscure vision – opting for face paint rather than masks.
Adapting a costume idea for a child with special needs may take more planning, but it’s well worth it. Samples of some ingenious options can be found here: http://blog.amsvans.com/
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