Quick Halloween costumes, trick-or-treating tips for more inclusive celebration

Some Target Halloween costumes are adaptive, Real Food Blends co-founder Julie Bombacino said

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Real Food Blends co-founder Julie Bombacino gave tips for more inclusive trick-or-treating and celebrations for Halloween 2021.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Halloween is almost here, and all the expectations that come with the holiday can actually be overwhelming for some children, especially for those with special needs.

Northwest Indiana mom and Real Food Blends co-founder Julie Bombacino joined ABC7 Chicago Wednesday with some simple things to keep in mind to make your celebrations more inclusive.

Bombacino said try to give your little one the option of helping to pick his or her costume, let them try it on, see what they might find irritating or uncomfortable and modify it.

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Retailers like Target have adaptive costumes in their lineup to make it easier to find costumes for children with special needs.

Not all children eat the same, so if you want to take your goodies a step further, you can have some non-edible treats on-hand, like bouncy balls or stickers.

Bombacino said it's also smart to make a plan for the day.