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Autistic woman’s warning over the potential dangers of blue pumpkins – Devon Live

Another Halloween has been and gone, but did you spot anybody trick or treating with a blue pumpkin? Posts positively promoting the blue pumpkin-shaped buckets have gone viral- with the suggestion that it’s an easy and helpful way to identify that a trick or treater is austistic. Source: Autistic woman’s warning over the potential dangers […]

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Autistic on Wheels: Resource: blue pumpkins for Halloween

So, last year (2018) a few of us in the autistic community encountered the following image claiming that carrying a blue pumpkin for trick-or-treating signified that the person was autistic: It was not, in fact, anything like the trend or convention it is made out to be. It was ONE SINGULAR Martyr Parent. The shop […]

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As Seen On Facebook | Âû would like to urge parents not to let their children use the blue buckets to signify autism this Halloween.

Âû   · October 19 ·      Âû would like to urge parents not to let their children use the blue buckets to signify autism this Halloween. The premise behind this move to blue buckets was set in 2018 when a mother posted about using it for her adult son who is autistic and loves to […]

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Don’t OUT Autistic Kids | Just SAY NO To the Halloween Blue Bucket | How the Trick-or-treat Pumpkin Bucket Is Being Used to Raise Awareness

  Source: Halloween Blue Bucket Autism Link Explained: How the Trick-or-treat Pumpkin Bucket Is Being Used to Raise Awareness NOTE: This is an AWFUL idea that puts a huge target on Autistic kids and people’s backs for predators and bullies. Please consult with the disability community before you tag and out your kid. There’s reasons, […]

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3 Reasons My Autistic Children Will NOT Carry a Blue Pumpkin for Halloween – Not an Autism Mom

Labeling the Disabled   There’s a new idea going around this October. Children who are autistic, or otherwise nonspeaking, can carry a blue pumpkin Halloween night. This will signal to the treat-giver that the child wants candy, but can’t say the words, “Trick or Treat.” Similar ideas have popped up in past years, such as […]