Holiday Tips

Holidays and food are an important part of the lives of all children. Children with special needs sometimes will benefit from additional pre-planning before the holiday arrives. This allows for them and their family to experience the tradition and the joys without feeling deprived or guilty.

 

Summer

Great advice about being prepared for the beach with diabetes:

 

Halloween

Prader-Willi Syndrome 

We are please to feature an article written by Vickie Fetsko, a mother of a young boy with PWS on how to approach halloween when your child has PWS. We believe that many of the issues and approaches that Vickie offers in her article applies to children with other conditions that have special dietary requirements. COPEDS wishes to thank Vickie for this very helpful article and allowing us to share it with our families! Click here for tips.

 

Diabetes

Knowing carb counts of common candies will help all kids and families tackle halloween. Click here for common candy carb counts.

 

Celiac

Knowing which candies are gluten-free will help all kids and families tackle halloween. Click here for common candy gluten information.