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Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

This week, I’m sharing some of the fun costumes my son, Nick has worn over the years for Halloween.  Nick is 22, and has Down syndrome and autism.  It’s not always easy for a person with special needs to tolerate costumes, much less masks, face paint, or makeup. The sensory issues can get in the way of going, “all out” for Halloween.  Here is some that I’ve come up with over the year for him:

Referee Nick


I put a spell on you!


Spongebob Squarepants


M&M Nick with his brother Hank


What a cute slice of pizza he is….


Army man Nick, and his brother Hank


Toot Toot, this one was made for Nick!


Pump, pump it up Nick!


Yee Haw! My cute, little cowboys….


Yo, what up Nick?

Nick gangsta

It’s possible to find, (or come up with), your own costumes for a child with special needs. We’ve had a lot of fun doing this over the years.  Nick and I wish you a safe, and Happy Halloween.  That’s what is in my noggin this week.


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Re-Blog~ Halloween Costumes and a Special Needs Child

Re-Blog~Halloween Costumes and a Special Needs Child

This is a fun look back at some of the Halloween costumes the boys have worn over the years.  Last Friday, Nick (who has Down syndrome and Autism) went gangsta to the school Halloween dance.  Shockingly, he kept the hat and necklace on much longer than I anticipated.

Snoop Nick is in da house……

Nick gangsta

Click on the link below to view more costumes the boys have worn:


I’ve been doing more re-blogs because we’ve picked up a bunch of new readers since launching the Facebook Page, “Down syndrome with a Slice of Autism.”  Plus it’s fun to go back and revisit some of these stories after two years.  That’s what is in my noggin this week.

Happy Halloween!


 happy halloween