The annual PediaPlex Trick-or-Treat Halloween event is just a few short weeks away! We’ve created this sensory friendly Halloween event for you and your kiddos so that you can all enjoy a fun, non-spooky, Halloween at our clinic.
Why Sensory Friendly?
Halloween is a huge tradition for families, which means that there are different ways to celebrate- some of which can be overwhelming and even scary for kids. A few reasons why going trick-or-treat at night is difficult for kiddos with autism and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) are:
- There are a lot of bright lights combined with different and unpredictable sounds that they can be sensitive to.
- Many children are not comfortable speaking to strangers, and some children are non-verbal, which makes the process of getting the candy very challenging for them. No child wants to be into a situation where they are scared or uncomfortable – especially when it’s supposed to be a night of fun!
- A change in their normal routine is especially challenging for kids on the autism spectrum. Wearing an (itchy) costume, staying up later, and then walking around a lot longer than normal in an unfamiliar area is A LOT for children.
We want everyone to be able to enjoy this super fun holiday which is why we created our sensory friendly Halloween event!
About the Event
At this event, you can enjoy a fun Trick-or-Treat experience through our Southlake PediaPlex clinic. The entire clinic will be decorated for Halloween, but not in a scary way. You will see Cookie Monster, some Monster Inc. characters, pumpkins, and a variety of other Halloween related things! We keep the lights on during this event so you won’t be in for any surprises. Having the event at our clinic makes it great for kiddos who already attend PediaPlex regularly- it’s a familiar place with people they know!
This event is open to the public though, so invite your friends and come on over! This year we will be providing a light dinner provided by a variety of vendors in the DFW Area. Grab a snack and then come inside to gather all of the yummy candy! We are so excited to partner with Trusting Connections Nanny Agency for this event. They were so generous to donate all the gluten friendly candy this year!
We hope to see you at our Halloween event on Thursday, October 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at our Southlake Clinic. Our address is 2425 E. Southlake Blvd. Don’t forget to bring a treat bag for all the candy!!
Visit our Facebook page to RSVP!
-The PediaPlex Family