Blue Halloween Candy Buckets for Autism
I personally have noticed a lot of blue Halloween buckets at Walmart lately, along with a few other colors to choose from. So is it true that the blue pumpkin or blue Halloween candy bucket is associated with autism?
If you check Snopes says it’s not widely associated with autism, but it is partially false. But what is true, a mother, Omairis Taylor, told people on Facebook her autistic son will be carrying a blue pumpkin and urged others with autistic children to do the same.Blue Bucket – Blue Pumpkin Bucket – Blue Halloween Candy Bucket for Autism. #BlueBucket #Halloween #Autism Click To Tweet
That blog post has over 130,300 shares four days after Taylor posted the message.
This was because her son is non-verbal autism. That means he is not able to speak or even say Trick-or-Treat. To not worry if the child(ren) says Trick-or-Treat or not.
“I have made this post public in hopes you will share and get the BLUE BUCKET message out there for Autism Awareness this Halloween.”Omairis Taylor
In 2018, Autism Speaks shared this …
“Trick or Treat….the BLUE BUCKET…if you see someone who appears to be an adult dressed up to trick or treat this…Posted by Autism Speaks on Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Who knows, with this push, it could become something official.
Check out this blog post All Things Blue!
First published October 17, 2019. Last updated or republished October 20, 2020.