For many children, Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year. Kids spend weeks planning their costumes and look forward to going door-to-door to collect candy. However, for children with disabilities, Halloween can be a difficult night. Their costumes may not be adaptive or wheelchair-accessible, and they may feel left out when they see their friends and classmates dressed up.
It is essential to ensure that children with disabilities feel included on Halloween. There are several ways to do this, but one of the most important is ensuring their costume is adaptive and wheelchair-accessible. This will allow them to participate in the holiday and feel like they are part of the fun. Our team at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC has put together a list of retailers who sell wheelchair & adaptive Halloween costumes so your child can enjoy the Halloween festivities like everyone else.
For children who use wheelchairs or other adaptive equipment, consider costume options that incorporate the child's wheelchair or assistive device into the costume design. Many online retailers specialize in adaptive Halloween costumes, and some local costume stores may also have a selection of adaptive costumes.
One option is HalloweenCostumes.com, which provides a wide selection of options for wheelchair users, including everything from superheroes to princesses. Some other great options also include Party City and Target — these retailers have costumes that allow the person to remain seated in their wheelchair while still looking festive. Pinterest is also an excellent outlet for parents to find ideas or even DIY costumes for their little ones.
Halloween is a time for dress-up and fun, and there's no reason why people with disabilities shouldn't be able to join in the fun. We hope this list has given you some ideas and inspiration for your child's costume.