Halloween tricks for special needs children

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Becky Rossell, a North Platte parent with experience with special needs children shares this list of ideas for people to make Halloween "fangtastic" for everyone.

1) Costumes: Some kiddos can’t do costumes due to sensory issues. As you answer your door on Halloween, be careful not to single out children who are not wearing a costume. Some children do not like to wear costumes.

2) Make sure trick or treaters can see your face and mouth when you speak. It helps those that are hard of hearing, and makes you less seem less intimidating.

3) Have non-candy options. Some youngsters do not want candy. Think about giving away pencils, notebooks, stickers, etc. Some little ones are diabetic and cannot have sugary treats.

4) Be patient with all the trick-or-treaters at your door. Sometimes it takes a little longer for a special needs child to speak or respond.

5) If the Halloween experience is overwhelming for your family, try to trunk or treat or host a small party at home.

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