Halloween can be an overwhelming holiday for some families. Here are some Comadre tips for a successful Halloween Evening.
- Start off with a social story. Predictability was always helpful for my children. They were able enjoy an activity when they knew what to expect.
Here is a link to a social story about Halloween
Here is another social story:
- For some children with special needs it may be too over stimulating to go out and trick-or-treat. Before you leave your home, establish a plan. Figure out how much time your child can tolerate on an outing on a busy night.
- One idea is to host a small gathering at home. You can play games, make crafts, watch a movie and make yummy homemade treats for those kids that have food allergies or intolerances.
- If you plan on going out, bring a preferred toy. You can also plan ahead and pack a safe treat or snack. Again, your child is on special diet or has food sensitivities, remind them in advance you will need to make sure the candy is safe before he or she eats it.
- Planning for what to wear. Children with sensory sensitives should practice wearing their costumes BEFORE an event. This will allow you to get rid of itchy tags or scratchy fabric ahead of time and prevent sensory meltdowns. Bring along an extra outfit in case you need to change.
- It’s okay to skip out on wearing your costume without you mask. Some children prefer to paint their faces instead.
- I came across a cool card online from A Very Special Needs Resource. If you child struggles with communication. You can carry these cards.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween!
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Lisette Medina Duarte
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