Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Crazy Cool Costumes

“The NVIV (Next Vista Inspiring Video) series of posts are written by Rushton Hurley and designed to provide students and teachers with fascinating discussion prompts.”

In Crazy Cool Costumes, Rushton features Ryan Weimer who makes a costume for his son that incorporates his son’s wheelchair. This led to an idea for a new corporation that could help others.

Rushton gives the following prompts to accompany this video:

“If you were in a wheelchair, what would you want for a cool Halloween costume? What would it take to build it? Do you know people who like to build cool things for the sole reason that it’s cool to do that?

What’s something you’re good at? Could you use that ability to help someone else in some meaningful way? (Hint: the answer is yes, but the challenge might be knowing how.)

I really love hearing how people are finding ways to help those who are different be accepted by others. These costumes take the focus off the wheelchair and allow the children to be just like their peers. It would be great to find ways to do this for other differences too that would allow the focus to be on the person and not the way they are different.

Please check out the video and think of other prompts you might come up with. Please share.

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