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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Blue Bucket


 My blog friend, Georgia, brought this blue bucket to my attention.  A mother of a child on the Autism Spectrum was concerned for her non verbal son and his inability to say Trick Or Treat. She came up with the idea to encourage children on the spectrum to use a blue candy bucket.  She is spreading the word that if you see a blue bucket on Halloween night, this child cannot say Trick or Treat but enjoys going from door to door like his neurotypical siblings.

You all know that my grandboy, Baylor, is non verbal autistic. Fortunately Baylor has a brother and sister who say Trick or Treat for him but this bucket would be great for him as well.  We all want our special needs children to have the same experiences that other children look forward to each year.

Be on the lookout for those blue buckets this year and be especially nice to the child who is toting it around your neighborhood!!

12 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I think the blue bucket is a great idea.

Georgia said...

Arlene, I am so glad this helped. Believe it or not in my nursing career I only interacted with a few autistic children. But, saw more Aspergers. Both of these are so hard to explain. My heart is with you and your family. Have a blessed day:)

Laurel Wood said...

THANKS FOR SHARING THIS. GREAT IDEA. XOXO

Sandy said...

That is a wonderful idea!

Angela S. said...

Thanks for the heads up, our neighborhood goes all out for Halloween so we get ALOT of trick or treaters😊 We will definitely look put for the blue bucket!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a great idea especially for those who to a community "trick or trunk" event! Thank you for sharing, Arlene!

Linda said...

Good to know!

Mrs.T said...

This is a really good idea!

I was just reading in our daily paper about how kids with sensory issues need different types of costumes for trick or treat -- for example, the costumes should be washed several times before wearing to make them softer, and the child's regular clothes should be worn under the costume -- plus, many have difficulty with masks limiting their vision and making them uneasy. There were other tips as well.

Anonymous said...

The blue bucket is also for children with allergies.
Marion

Mari said...

I love this idea! I have a friend whose son has a life threatening peanut allergy and they use blue buckets for that too. We live out in the country and usually get no trick or treaters, so probably won't see one.

Visits With Mary said...

A wonderful idea, is it just local to your area? It needs to be nationwide.

Jan said...

Thank you for posting this-I will be looking out for any blue buckets!