Exceptional needs students receive special Halloween costumes

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s an annual Halloween tradition.

Some special kids at Codington Elementary School got costumes created specifically for them.

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“I think it’s such a big part of all of our childhood and it should be a part of everyone’s childhood. Everyone should be able to go out that wants to go out to trick-or-treating and to dress up as whoever they want to be for a day,” said Hayley Meadows, an exceptional needs teacher at Codington Elementary School.

101 Mobility in Wilmington is behind the project.

They spent the last month making the costumes for Meadows’ class.



“It’s really hard, sometimes, for them to feel included, so taking something as simple as a costume that’s accessible for them, to be able to move around and go trick-or-treating is just a sense of inclusion for their families and for the students themselves,” said Meadows.

It’s easy to identify the level of detail that the 101 Mobility employees used to create the special costumes.

“This year was actually probably my favorite year. They were all just so colorful. Jasmine on the magic carpet, I just thought was such pretty colors and beautiful textures, and then the scarecrow and the jelly beans. 101 Mobility really went above and beyond this year and made it the best year I personally think that they’ve had,” said Meadows.

So the kids in Meadows’ class get to have a wonderful Halloween, just like all of their classmates.

The dress-up fun didn’t end Tuesday afternoon. The kids got to use the costumes Tuesday evening to go trick-or-treating.