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Digital Daily: Raising awareness of autism, food allergies during Halloween

Updated: October 17, 2019 08:37 AM

A just a few weeks, children and teens will be parading neighborhoods in Halloween costumes.

The annual trick-or-treating tradition is a blast for most, but for those with autism it can be challenging.

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Michelle Koenig, from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, has a 5-year-old son with autism. He's going out for the first time this year.

While it's still a challenge for parents, Koenig said people are becoming more accepting of it and it's becoming better.

A viral Facebook post has a simple solution for anxious parents.

Blue buckets are meant to alert candy-givers that the child or teen might have autism and be non-verbal. It doesn't even have to be a bucket, necessarily, just something blue.

There is also a teal pumpkin project this Halloween to raise awareness for food allergies.

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