For some children who use a wheelchair, dressing up in a costume and trick-or-treating in their neighborhood can be a challenge. Traditional Halloween costumes often don't fit and the physical inaccessibility of neighborhoods leaves many children with disabilities home on that magical night. The Wheelchair Costume Workshop enables these children to have their dream costume specially designed just for them. Once the costumes are created, an inclusive trick-or-treat event is held for the children, their siblings and the public at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.
The 2019 event earned a National Association of Counties Award for Innovation - read press release.
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