Some Trick-Or-Treaters Could Be Carrying Blue Buckets This Year For Autism Awareness
Don’t know if this will be a thing yet in the Tampa area this Halloween, but it’s a great idea.
This Halloween if a child knocks on your door and is holding a blue bucket of candy, there’s a reason they didn’t go with the traditional orange. It’s a movement to help identify children with autism.
Many are apprehensive about the trick-or-treating experience. The mom who posted this message to Facebook said her 3 year old autistic son would encounter awkward moments because many waited to hand over candy until her son said “Trick or Treat.” Throughout the night, she had to explain that her son is autistic and this idea was born to help other parents avoid stress on what should be a fun night for all kids. Another parent mentioned how many teenage autistic kids will have the blue buckets as well. Good to know!
There was one criticism of this idea though that I noticed in the comments on this Facebook post. The reader said to some, blue buckets mean a child has food allergies.