Halloween is here, and it’s time for trick-or-treating and other fun fall activities! Here are some tips for how to make the festivities accessible and fun for all!
- Try trunk-or-treating, which happens in a contained space like a field or parking lot, to avoid issues with traffic and navigating narrow sidewalks, steps, and porches.
- Keep your child’s sensory preferences in mind. Adding a sensory element like sound or texture to a costume can make it even more fun to dress up. On the other hand, some kids may find certain costumes create noise or physical discomfort.
- Practice any O&M skills your child might need to navigate the neighborhood you intend to trick-or-treat in.
- For kids with low vision, avoid masks – they may further limit vision. Also, consider carrying a flashlight or lantern to provide extra light where needed.
Other Sensory Fall Activities
- Leaf collecting
- Apple Picking
- Pumpkin Carving
- Corn Mazes
For more information on holiday celebrations for kids that are blind and visually impaired check out our resource site familyconnect.org
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