posted on February 01, 2017 10:00
It’s that time of year again, when Mardi Gras brings people from all over the U.S. and elsewhere for a few weeks of non-stop fun in New Orleans. The volume of people can be a bit scary for anyone, but for people with disabilities, the crowds may seem unnerving. However, there are some safe ways to enjoy it for everyone, whether you have disabilities or not.
A Mardi Gras Parade is one such way to participate in the Mardi Gras festivities, yet without having to get lost among the larger crowds in the evenings. When bringing someone with disabilities, knowing and following the rules is a good place to start, however, it is good to have a plan.
Just a few years ago in 2014, the City of New Orleans updated the parade rules, so make sure to check the website if you want to find out what you can and cannot bring. Here are some other Mardi Gras Parade tips for caretakers and their disabled companions:
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