A Trick-or-Treating Social Story

Thursday October 20, 2022 at 9:09 AM


A Trick-or-Treating Social Story

Halloween season means that kids are coming up with costume ideas, getting ready to eat tons of candy, and excited to have fun with friends. Although most children love trick-or-treating, it can be an unfamiliar experience for those with autism. For a smooth night of trick-or-treating, we are providing a few tips along with a Trick-Or-Treating social story below to help prepare your kiddo to have a fun and safe Halloween experience!

  1. Allow extra time for children to change and get ready
  2. Provide back-up costume options
  3. Use a social story to visually show your child what to expect throughout the night
  4. Allow your child to take sensory breaks
  5. Be flexible
  6. Bring someone along for additional support

Thanks for taking the time to check out our social story. We hope sharing these tips along with the illustration will be helpful to you and your family during the Halloween season. As always, stay safe, have fun, and Happy Halloween!

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