Parents of children with autism have been promoting a new way to help Halloween be more fun for their kids: blue Halloween buckets. Mom, Omairis Taylor, explained that it can be stressful for children with autism when houses wait for them to say “trick or treat” or ask them questions and wonder why there is no response. The blue Halloween buckets let people know that the child might not be verbal or comfortable talking.
Here’s what Omairis posted on Facebook:
My son is 3 years old and has autism. He is nonverbal. Last year houses will wait for him to say TRICK OR TREAT in order for him to get a piece of candy and there I go explaining the situation for the next 5 blocks. This year we will be trying the BLUE BUCKET to signify he has autism. Please allow him(or anyone with a BLUE BUCKET) to enjoy this day and don’t worry I’ll still say TRICK OR TREAT for him, ill get my mom candy tax later 😁. This holiday is hard enough without any added stress. Thank you in advance.
P.s. I have made this post public in hopes you will share and get the BLUE BUCKET message out there for Autism Awareness and acceptance this Halloween💙🎃💙🎃💙🎃💙
My son is 3 years old and has autism. He is nonverbal. Last year houses will wait for him to say TRICK OR TREAT in order…