When you think of Halloween, you usually think of black cats and orange pumpkins, but a Hawaii mother wants you to think of blue Halloween buckets in a different way.

In a Facebook post that went viral, Omairis Taylor posted a picture of her son's trick-or-treating jack o lantern bucket, saying her son has autism and is non-verbal.  Omairis said a blue bucket is a way for those handing out candy to know a child may be autistic, and may not say the traditional 'trick or treat' when you open the door.

Photo by Facebook/Omairis Taylor
Photo by Facebook/Omairis Taylor

In her post that received over 126,000 shares,  Omairis wrote “This year we will be trying the BLUE BUCKET to signify he has autism. Please allow him(or anyone with a BLUE BUCKET) to enjoy this day and don't worry, I'll still say TRICK OR TREAT for him, ill get my mom candy tax later . This holiday is hard enough without any added stress. Thank you in advance."

In writing this story, we found that the blue bucket is not an official “thing” among autism groups like Autism Speaks and The Autism Society, but maybe it should be. I think it is an awesome idea!

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