Halloween is a day filled with costumes and candy, tricks and treats. But for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and autism, Halloween can often be an overwhelming experience.
A recent Facebook post from the mother of a young son with autism about the stresses of Halloween went viral, prompting a larger scale discussion of how we can make Halloween safer and sweeter for all of your loved ones with I/DD.
For the past few years, The Arc of Massachusetts has been offering some tips on ways to make this a reality. In case you haven’t seen our “Halloween Safety Tips for Children with Special Needs,” be sure to check them out here.
But the security of individuals with I/DD is a priority not just on Halloween, but every single day of the year.
The Arc of Massachusetts is working to ensure the safety and dignity of the lives of individuals with I/DD and autism living in Massachusetts. Consider giving us, and all individuals with I/DD, a treat by making a spooktacular Halloween gift today.
Happy Halloween from The Arc of MassaBOOsetts!