I’m #SurprisedNotSurprised at how many families tell me that Halloween is a favorite holiday, especially for people with Down syndrome. We could wax theories, compare stereotypical and atypical attitudes about the drama, the costumes, the candy, the alter-ego (villain and super-hero), opportunities to roam the streets in a judgement free zone, or – OR we could just recognize that Halloween is a fun holiday that allows for people across personality types to let loose a bit.
Here are a few tips to ratchet up the Halloween spirit at your house, with a touch of advocate support in the mix, fun ways to be a champion for and with adults with Down syndrome.
Halloween Mouse Movies
For only $3.21 adults and teens with Down syndrome can learn and chat together about a variety of Disney Halloween Movies. One of the Online courses offered by The Road We’ve Shared. More info here: FUN ONLINE COURSES FOR ADULTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME Or register here for further details and to buy. *Note, it DOES NOT COST to register on the site to get information.
Make Pumpkin Deviled Eggs
Sarah, a 15 yr-old with Down syndrome, and her mom, Valerie, make some deviled eggs that look like pumpkins for Thanksgiving…But we think they look great for Halloween!
This particular cooking episode is a few years old. For the most recent ones, Halloween ready or not – Check out their channel here: Sarah’s Great Day!Pumpkin Deviled Eggs - Perfect for Halloween. w/@SarahsGreatDay Click To Tweet
Get a Zombie T-Shirt
Sean McElwee has a great online store, Seanease, with so many cool t-shirt designs. SO MANY. We met Sandra (his mom) virtually years ago, in fact she is on a What Are The Odds guest blog here. Then we met in real life and sealed what we already knew, kindred spirits. ANYwhoo, Sean just sent Marcus a Halloween T-Shirt and here’s what Marcus had to say:
You can get YOUR shirt here: https://seanese.com/collections/halloweenMarcus LOVES his Seanese Halloween T-Shirt! w/@purpose2inspire Click To Tweet
BONUS Halloween bit ->
October host’s Halloween, and it is Down Syndrome Awareness Month (#DSAM17) and ALSO #BlackDayBook month. As a Bonus, have you seen this short trailer for the Black Day DVD?Tell your friends, #BlackDayBook Rocks! Check out more at BlackDayBook.com Click To Tweet
And hey! This recipe of Sarah’s is one of the great fall dishes that’s featured in our Cooking and Nutrition class! 🙂 Course runs October 8 – November 19
We are the band! Black Day!
Ha! Great minds…