Family wants to make Halloween more inclusive for kids with disabilities


The McGee family plays just as hard as any other family, but Emily’s seven-year-old son Ethan suffered a stroke when he was born.
He still has to wear a brace on one of his legs and arms and he has tough time talking.

These disabilities make some things difficult including trick-or-treating.

“You don’t always know your surroundings. It’s harder to see steps. It’s harder to see rocks. It’s harder to see just the things around you that I take for granted,” said McGee.

To make things easier, McGee says to keep your driveways clear and lawns well lit.

Sandy Crawford with the Easterseals Capper foundation wants homeowners to be aware of all types of children that could come to their doorstep.

“Definitely have porch lights on, outdoor lights on. Move things from the sidewalk that might impair somebody or cause a tripping hazard,” said Crawford.

McGee also says that if you see a family struggling to approach your house, to maybe bring the candy to the kids.

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