Whether you are an individual living with a disability or special need, or if you are a parent/caregiver of a special needs child, you have probably thought about what opportunities are available for young adults with disabilities after high school. Many individuals, parents, and caregivers may not know what is next when it comes to planning for adulthood, however, one option, is to develop skills that can be used in the community that can be applied to a job.
Halloween can be one of the most exciting holidays for individuals of all ages. From the fun costumes, to all the candy, no one wants to be left out of trick-or-treating or attending fun Halloween parties where they have the opportunity to become something else for a night. However, for individuals living with disabilities, the task of finding a Halloween costume may be a struggle, or they might find the experience of wearing one a bit troublesome due to sensory issues. While store bought costumes may work just fine, there is also a chance they can be scratchy and uncomfortable to wear for some. Some store bought costumes also may not be designed for individuals who use walkers, canes, are in wheelchairs, etc. But do not give up! There are several options to address the above concerns and many different costumes out there that can be adapted or created to suit individuals living with a disability.
At Easter Seals New Jersey, our goal is to enrich the lives of people living with disabilities and special needs, and those who care about them, by providing opportunities to live learn, work, and play in their communities!
On October 17th, individuals, families and friends, will participate in the premiere Easter Seals New Jersey Fall Walk With Me & 5K Fun Run to raise critical awareness and funds for individuals living in New Jersey with disabilities and special needs. Proceeds will benefit the nearly 8,000 individuals and families served through Easter Seals New Jersey’s various programs statewide!