After a viral post from the mom of a 3 year old autistic child, thousands of people have jumped on board to say they will also do this for their non-verbal kids at Halloween.

This isn’t the first time a parent of a child who has autism has encouraged the use of blue buckets — not to be confused with teal-colored ones, which are used to raise food allergy awareness.

Last year, Autism Speaks, a non-profit autism advocacy organization, took to Facebook with a similar message, re-sharing one mom’s post about her 21-year-old son using a blue bucket on Halloween.

Omairis Taylor said that last year during Halloween, she had to explain over and over again why her autistic son wasn't saying 'trick or treat' when they would walk up to a door. You may already be familiar with the Teal Pumpkin Project which is intended to signal food allergies.




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