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Halloween and Children with Autism

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What’s not to love about Halloween? Costumes, decorations, trick-or-treating and candy. Yet for children with autism, joining in on the holiday fun can present some challenges for kids and their parents—e.g. getting into costume, knocking on the doors of strangers, eating too much candy, etc.

 

So, how can parents keep the . . . → Read More: Halloween and Children with Autism

Halloween Craziness And Family Fun

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I feel like I am going around in circles. I have so many things going on that I barely have time to check in here or my email. I am to the point that I can’t agree to do anything without looking at my calendar. Halloween parties for my daughter are filling . . . → Read More: Halloween Craziness And Family Fun

The Toxic Trick in Halloween Candy and Why You Must Dump the Junk

“Dr. Lisa, I know that Halloween usually means handing out and collecting conventional candy, but the more I am reading about the ingredients in them, the more I question if . . . → Read More: The Toxic Trick in Halloween Candy and Why You Must Dump the Junk

Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

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Halloween and the traditions that come with it can be great fun for the entire family. From going trick-or-treating with your little guy, to dressing him up in a crazy costume, Halloween can be a great bonding experience and fun for everyone. Unfortunately, for many families with an autistic child, Halloween presents challenges that . . . → Read More: Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Preparing Your Autistic Child for Halloween

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Most kids look forward to Halloween all year. After all, it is the one night of the year when their pretend games come with bona fide costumes, they get to stay up late running around the neighborhood with their friends, and they’re allowed to eat all the candy they want. And children who suffer . . . → Read More: Preparing Your Autistic Child for Halloween

Halloween Dough Ghost Craft For Kids

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This craft comes from Krafty Kid. You can find easy to do kids crafts over there. I thought this one was really cute.

Supplies:

1 – Bowl

1 – Spoon

1 – Cup Flour

1 – Cup Salt

1/2 Cup Water

1 – Black Permanent Marker

1 – Plastic Table Cloth

Microwave

Instructions:

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Halloween Trick or Treaters Puppet Craft

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This craft comes from Ziggity Zoom. They have a lot of great crafts you can do with your kids.

Need:

Paper towel or t paper rolls

Paper towels

Masking tape

Scissors

Paint & brush

Tacky fabric/paper glue

Scraps of felt or foam

What To Do:

If making a group of Trick or Treaters, . . . → Read More: Halloween Trick or Treaters Puppet Craft

Halloween Bath Fizzies Craft

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This craft comes from Soap Queen. She has detailed instructions and pictures over on her website. She also sells the ingredients together as a kit.

Ingredients and tools:

1 pound citric acid

2 pounds baking soda

1 Halloween Guest Mold

fragrance (we like pumpkin pie)

micas – we used Amethyst and Apricot

Witch . . . → Read More: Halloween Bath Fizzies Craft

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