Helpful Halloween Tips for the Visually Impaired

October 28, 2016

Read these tips from the ADOA Association to make sure our kiddos living with a visual impairment have a safe and fun time trick-or-treating!

 

 

Halloween can be a fun and festive night for many, but it’s quite difficult for children with low vision to navigate at night.

 

1. LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

Bring a flashlight, glow sticks, headlamp, etc… anything that will help light up their immediate surroundings.

 

2. GRAB A BUDDY

Have your child hold hands with you or a friend to help guide him/her while walking at night.

 

3. BRING A RIDER

Depending on how much distance you plan to cover during trick-or-treating, consider taking along a stroller or a wagon for your kiddo to travel in. Children with vision impairments put a lot of strain on their eyes causing them to work harder, which causes the child to become tired fairly easily.

 

In lieu of a bag of candy, please consider donating to ADOAA and join us in the fight against pediatric blindness. Thank you for your support!

 

Any other questions? Contact us! We are here for help, support and guidance.

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