When trick – or – treating, remember that a child with Autism can be very sensitive to loud noises, crowds and changes in routines.

  • If you can, discuss with your child what to expect when trick -or-treating i.e. social norms.
  • Sometimes a set of headphones will block out the majority of the noise.  However, if you use this be cautious of cars not paying attention.
  • Try to stay away from large groups of people.
  • Give them warning before you stop trick-or-treating. For example, “We have _____ number of houses left before we go home.”
  • Remind your child that some of the things he/she sees are not real.
  • If needed, have him/her wear a weighted vest or blanket.

 

 

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