Halloween can be intimidating for anyone. But it can be even more challenging for someone with special needs who has to consider sensory related issues, social challenges, accessibility issues and/or special diets.
Here are a few websites that might have tips to help out:
Here are our tips:
- If you use a ‘goal’ or ‘behavior’ chart in your home, consider using a Halloween themed chart like this one and start talking about Halloween in a fun way. You can even include Halloween safety rules on the chart (such as look both ways before crossing the street).
- If on a special diet, consider donating candy and treats that are not diet friendly to an organization that collects extra candy for local food banks or shelters. Then celebrate with a special treat because it is a great thing to help others! Some ideas are: make/buy a special treat to eat that is on everyone’s diet, do a favorite activity together, or go on a special shopping trip for a new toy, game or activity.
- It’s ok to skip trick-or-treating or to go to just a few friends’ homes. If you do go trick-or-treating, it might be more comfortable to go before sunset.
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