Newsletter Fall 2016: Making Halloween Fun for Everyone!
September 13, 2016
All Hallows Eve will soon be upon us. That means trick-or-treaters will be taking to the streets in search of Candy! Candy! Candy!
To do your part to ensure that all the little ghosts and goblins get in on the fun here are some suggestions for trick-or-treating accommodations from patch.com
- If a child is blind, take the time to describe the type of candy you have in the bowl to make sure that they get to choose the type they want.
- Do not try to pet or distract any service dogs that are accompanying trick-or-treaters. They are working to assist an individual with a disability and your distraction takes away from their ability to assist their owner
- If a child has a hearing impairment remember to face them so they can clearly see your mouth when you are talking, even if they have an interpreter present.
- Have sugar-free & peanut-free candy or snack options. This will make sure that children with diabetes and other dietary restrictions can still participate in the festivities. Visit FARE’s Teal Pumpkin project for more details.
- If your front door/porch isn’t accessible to a more accessible area to hand out candy. This may mean setting up at the bottom of your porch stairs or even in your driveway.
- Keep your pets inside the house when trick-or-treaters arrive.
- Be patient and treat the child the same as you would any other child. Even though they might have a disability, they are NOT their disability.