5 Halloween Tips for Children on the Spectrum

Trick-or- treat! The holiday season is upon us and that starts with Halloween! For parents with children on the spectrum the idea of dressing their child up and going out trick-or-treating may feel a bit stressful. That is okay, because we are here to put your worries at ease and help you and your child enjoy a stress-free Halloween!

  1. Show photos or drawings of Halloween activities to your child so he/she can warm up to ideas of what to expect during the day/night
  2. Play dress up with your child and have them try on their costume so that when it comes time to go trick-or-treating or the event you have planned, they feel comfortable
  3. If they do not feel comfortable in their costume, do not force them to wear it. Being comfortable is important for them to enjoy the holiday as best as possible
  4. Play Halloween themes games at home if you choose not to take them trick-or-treating
  5. Take them to a local event with people and surroundings they are familiar with

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