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Halloween Tips and Tricks


Halloween is nearly upon us and that means that it is almost time for trick-or-treating and fun activities! Trick-or-treating can be hit or miss for children on the autism spectrum, but thinking ahead of what could be helpful for your child can improve the chances of a successful Halloween. 
The Autism Society of Maine has a put together a few resources to share with you that can be helpful to you and your family.

PreK, Kindergarten, 1st

Prepare your Child for Halloween

Printable Trick-or-Treat Cards   by Pathfinders for Autism

Make Halloween a Better Experience by Pathfinders for Autism

Make Halloween a Better Experience; 7 Tips that Set you up for Success!  by Autism Society

Halloween Precaution for Children on the Autism Spectrum   by My Asperger’s Child

Halloween Safety   by Pathfinders for Autism

10 Halloween Safety Tips for Children with Special Needs   by Parenting Special Needs Magazine

Preparing Children for Trick or Treating   by Sandbox Learning

Great ideas for pumpkin decorating that doesn't include carving and scooping out! Eww!
No carve pumpkins decorating ideas for those of us who don't like the slimy feel of pumpkin guts! 

60+ Best No Carve Pumpkin Ideas!   Crafts, Activities and more!  by Good House Keeping online magazine

No Knife Needed Pumpkin Decorating Ideas!   by Diply

Decorate a Pumpkin!  by Parenting Special Needs Magazine

Bring a touch of the sensory fun of the season indoors with these delightful Halloween sensory bins!

20 Halloween Sensory Bins to Delight!   by Mommy Evolution 

Create your own Costume for Halloween!   by Parenting Special Needs Magazine

Social Picture Story “How” to go trick-or-treating  by One Place for Special Needs

This is a great page that includes a social picture story on "how" to go trick-or-treating along with a link that depicts videos of real life kids and families going around the neighborhood. Includes resource for dealing with anxieties and alternate activities.

Halloween Social Stories and Activities  by Positively Autism

Halloween Social Stories    Source: A Day in Our Shoes