Make a Difference In a Kid’s Life This Halloween
You have a million things to do before kids start ringing your bell looking for candy. It’s easy to get impatient with little ones who take a long time picking out a piece of candy or if they don’t say thank you. But what you might not know is that little kid standing at your door without a costume could be autistic. Or maybe they have a sensory issue. Maybe every other person on your block has made a snide comment to that kid about the fact that they’re not wearing a costume. It’s not their fault.
You can be the person who’s different and makes a difference in that kid’s life this Halloween. You can be kind and nice and patient. Keep in mind:
1. The kid who grabs more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills.
2. The kid who takes forever to pick out a piece of candy might have poor motor planning skills.
3. The kid who doesn't say 'trick-or-treat' or 'thank you' might be non-verbal.
4. The kid who looks disappointed when they see your bowl might have an allergy or be diabetic.
5. The kid who isn't wearing a costume might have a sensory issue or autism.
Be nice. Be patient. And have a happy Halloween!