I kind of love this!
Target has started selling a new line of Halloween costumes for kids with disabilities, two of which are aimed at those who use wheelchairs. The others are for kids with sensitivity issues.
Once again leading the charge in authentic inclusivity, @Target is launching specially designed Halloween costumes for disabled kids: adaptive clothing and wheelchair accessories to match! #DisabilityNews https://t.co/wkRbQk6sHQ
— Abbi Brown (@AbbiSigns) July 16, 2019
Online descriptions of the costumes read: “Thoughtfully designed with the utmost comfort in mind, this kids adaptive Halloween costume features an allover plush construction for a soft and cozy feel, and it has flat seams with no tags for a sensory-friendly design you’ll both appreciate. The hood and fins can remain attached to the costume for authentic shark style, but to accommodate kids with sensitivities, the pieces can be removed for added comfort.”
They’re also selling wheelchair covers to go along with the costumes.
Kids love Halloween and I can only imagine how much of a struggle it’s been for some families to find costumes that can be adapted for their children with disabilities. Target gets a lot of criticism from the right over their bathroom policies and genderless toy section, but this is something they should be praised for.