5 Tips for a Successful Autism-Friendly Halloween
For some, Halloween is a time for costumes, candy and parties. For a family affected by autism, it might be a bit more complicated. Our resident autism dad put together a few tips that can help make this Halloween one to remember!
1. Plan your route. Trick-or-treating in a familiar area with your child can create a better sense of comfortability. You can even use photos of the area if you have them for added support.
2. Block out some sound. For kids with noise sensitivity, incorporate a winter hat or some other ear covering into the costume
3. Get a squad together. If you can partner with a peer, it could be a great teaching moment for all involved.
4. Practice! Story boards and practice role playing are great. Just have your child ask another sibling or parent for candy.
5. Have a Plan B. If trick or treating doesn’t work out, don’t be discouraged. Plan a night of watching Halloween movies or maybe some themed games at home.