Trick-or-Treating Fun for Patients with Disabilities

Halloween tradition at Cincinnati Children's offers a fun and safe environment

Oct 30, 2015, 11:34 ET from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

CINCINNATI, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monsters, princesses and a host of other cute characters flooded the halls at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center this week for two fun days of trick-or-treating.

The Aaron W. Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children's serves children with cerebral palsy and other chronic physical disabilities.  Together with members of their care team, groups of patients went trick-or-treating in several hallways of the medical center.  For some children and families, this is the only way trick-or-treating is possible.

The annual event is just as eagerly anticipated by kids and families as it is by Cincinnati Children's employees who dress up and bring in treats or small toys to hand out. If an office hangs a jack-o-lantern poster on their door, it meant "the lights are on" and trick-or-treaters are invited for goodies.

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About Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S.News and World Report's 2015 Best Children's Hospitals. It is also ranked in the top 10 for all 10 pediatric specialties, including a  #1 ranking in pulmonology and #2 in cancer and in nephrology. Cincinnati Children's, a non-profit organization, is one of the top three recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health, and a research and teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Medicine.  The medical center is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at Connect on the Cincinnati Children's blog, via Facebook and on Twitter.


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