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Maybe next year

Monday, November 01, 2010

We tried several times to gently get SN (Special Needs) son interested in trick or treating. He did so well at school on Friday. But he had melt down after meltdown... one of which was in the middle of the street not good. DH managed to get him to try one house but then another meltdown. Hopefully he will be ready to try again last year.
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    All kiddos are different. Does he have any friends he has connected with and he can do "monkey see, monkey do" with? We started my autistic kiddo trick or treating at a local mall's trick or treat. We started going to those when he was a baby and we didn't start going around to houses until he was in school.

    I wish I could give better suggestions, we have just been lucky I guess. We have found that a big bag of candy at the end of the night was a great motivator.

    What does your paraprofessional suggest?
    2728 days ago
    I know it must be hard to have him not be interested in or do things that other kids his age do. However, you have been blessed with an angel from God in your son. I know that you treasure him! Praying that next year is a good experience for him!
    2729 days ago

    Honestly, for a child with SN the idea of going to strangers houses with throngs of folks dressed up, heck it would scare me! To outside the norm, of what happens day to day, and it breaks up that scheduling.At school, they are always doing something 'new' so it wasn't breaking up the rountine to much, still rooms and places he knew, I would think, but at home, and others houses, thats totally not what happens every day.

    I vote for party next year! Or maybe a trunk or treat thing...

    I hope you guys had a good night anyways!!!!
    2729 days ago
    What about having just a few friends over who dress up instead? Keep it small? Would that work? I am really done I think with the frigid trick or treating.. Yes we will always do a couple of houses (our closest neighbors) but I'm leaning towards our having our own party next year.. so much warmer! lol
    2729 days ago
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    God Bless you guys, keep working at it and he'll eventually love it.
    2729 days ago
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