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Best Trick-or-Treat Party for New York Children with Autism

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Special Halloween Fun for Children with Special Needs

Ghosts, witches and blood-sucking vampires – of course trick-or-treating can be scary for children.  And Halloween can be extra scary for children with autism. 

That’s why Catholic Charities NY is teaming with the NYPD, precincts 28, 30 and 32, Spectrum Warriors and FDNY to throw a special Halloween party for children with autism.

When?   This Saturday, October 27, from 1-3 p.m.

Where? Catholic Charities Lt. JP Kennedy Jr. Community Center, 34 W 134 St. NYC 10037

Unpredictable sights, sounds and smells typically tough for children on the autistic spectrum can turn Halloween into a nightmare.  Our special Halloween party is arranged to turn these children’s terror to smiles.

Here are a few more tips to help children with autism have Halloween fun thanks to Tacanow.org:

  1. Watch children-center Halloween movies and TV shows like Casper the Friendly Ghost.
  2. Practice trick-or-treating at home:  Dress in costumes, ring the door bell, collect candy
  3. Go with friends your child likes
  4. Load up on back-up treats your child enjoys

Happy Halloween from Catholic Charities NY!