BOWLING GREEN, Ky. –  Trick-or-treaters carrying a blue bucket of candy, might have chosen this color for a reason.

Some people on the autism spectrum, or with a special need or disability use these buckets.

Trick-or-treaters with autism or special needs might not follow the same social cues that a neurotypical child would on Halloween night.

Executive Director Stephanie Morton at the Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky Buddy House reminds people that not all disabilities are visible, so for both the trick-or-treaters’ and their parents, it’s best to just treat everyone with kindness this Sunday.

“They may have an aversion to something scary. They may not understand to just take one piece of candy. They may not be verbal,” said Morton. “So, they may not say ‘thank you’ or ‘trick-or-treat’, and some of them may be a little older than what your typical trick-or-treaters are. So, it’s just a way for you to recognize that these are children who may just have a special ability.”

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