The University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute will host its 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday. This is for children with disabilities and their families to enjoy trick or treating in a safe environment.
Director of Community Engagement Melanie Welch says, "These kids don't always have the opportunity to do things our typically developing kids do so this is a chance to enjoy Halloween the way other kids do. It also enables their siblings who also spend a lot of time at doctor's offices and hospitals to join in and have a great afternoon of fun."
Those attending will have mobility issues, children with developmental disabilities, communications problems and complex medical conditions. More than 20 decorated cars will be parked at the Institute at the corner of 45th and Dewey Avenue and the children will go from car to car collecting treats, trinkets and other goodies.
Welsh says any child that has developmental or medical concerns and their family are welcome.
They held the first "Trunk or Treat" event last year and expected about 50 children. Welsh says the idea was well received and over 200 attended the event. They anticipate a big crowd on Sunday.
Children are encouraged to come in costume. It runs from 4 until 6 p.m.