Halloween Safety For Children With Autism
With Halloween quickly approaching, it's time to prepare our children for a night of fun.
For some, this means staying in, away from all the festive activities. It can be a small Halloween party with movies and some treats. Whatever works for your child. If you and your child still want to celebrate outdoor, here are some tips to help them enjoy.
Now for those who do go out trick or treating, I want to talk about the blue pail campaign. People give their children with autism a blue pail to help explain without words that the child is autistic and probably nonverbal or limited verbal. This makes it easier than parents constantly answering questions or speaking for their child. You can also make a tote bag that says, "Trick or treat. I have Autism and I am trying. So thank you very much". Another way is to simply wear a LakiKid Autism Awareness Shirts for those bringing their child.
Now let's quickly talk about the teal bucket. If your child cannot or will not eat candy. These teal buckets have small toys or non-edible items. This is great for many children with autism who have food allergies.
As for costumes for children with autism , you can dress them as simple or elaborate as they choose.
Fun character pajama onesies work well as they tend to be soft and comfortable. For Ryley, we usually just do a princess dress. This year, she is Mal from Disney Descendants and insists on a wig for the first time.
So enjoy your night and don't worry about what others think. All that matters is the happiness of your family.