Updated: Jan 8
What could be more fun than Halloween? Adults and children get dressed up and visit their neighbours and friends to "Trick or Treat".
This Halloween people are being asked to notice and be mindful of the adults and children who are carrying a blue Halloween bucket.
You may be thinking why?
Autistic children and adults are being encrusted to carry blue Halloween buckets so that others are aware and they are treated respectfully.
Autistic people may act in a different way to other people.
Autistic people may: - Find it hard to communicate and interact with other people.
- Find it hard to understand how other people think or feel.
- Find things like bright lights or loud noises overwhelming, stressful or uncomfortable. - Get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events. - Take longer to understand information. - Do or think the same things over and over.
- You may find they won't say please or thank you.
As I'm sure parents and carers will say please and thank you, it's important to understand that autistic people can find such situations awkward or not know how to respond.
For more information on Autism, please visit the NHS site by clicking the link below.
Happy Halloween to you all from us all here at Smeaton Healthcare.