Here’s What it Means When a Child is Carrying a Blue Bucket on Halloween in Minnesota
A Facebook post from Omairis Taylor has drawn attention to children carrying blue buckets (or anything blue that holds candy) on Halloween this year. If you see a child carrying a blue bucket, it may mean the child is autistic or non-verbal.
Trick-or-treating can be hard for children with autism and those who are non-verbal. KARE 11 writes that "Michelle Koenig from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, has a 5-year-old son with autism. He's going out for the first time this year." Michelle told KARE 11, "'It's hard. I think it's hard for them, but it's getting easier. People are becoming more accepting of it and people are aware. It's good and it's getting better.'"
So if you see a child in Minnesota with a blue bucket or something else blue to hold candy, they may not be able to say "trick-or-treat" because they are non-verbal or they may be autistic. Something to keep in mind this Halloween!
KARE 11 makes a note that "the blue buckets shouldn't be confused with the 'Teal Pumpkin Project' meant to raise awareness for food allergies."
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