October News and Updates From FND

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Join FARE's Teal Pumpkin Project™ to help us create a safer, happier Halloween for all!.

Launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.

Last year, households from 50 states and 7 countries participated in the Teal Pumpkin Project™. This year, you can be part of an even bigger movement by joining 100,000 households pledging to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project™! Take the Pledge

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Autism Trick-or-Treat Printable

Halloween is nearly upon us and that means that it is almost time for trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treating is hit or miss with most children on the autism spectrum, but there are several measures that we, as parents, can take to improve the chances of a successful Halloween. One of these is the use of an autism trick-or-treat printable. Over the years I've seen these name tag-sized printables floating around the Internet, but all of the ones I've seen were rather boring. So, I decided to create one of my own. You can print this on a name tag-sized label or send it off to your local office supply store and have it printed into a larger poster. The poster can then be mounted onto a paint stirrer and carried around as a sign (helpful if your sensory sensitive kiddo doesn't like stickers!).

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25 AWESOME HALLOWEEN COSTUMES DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Halloween is just a few weeks away. The stores are packed with costume ideas, but what if your child has a special need? Creative parents with special needs children are creating amazing costumes so their child can also celebrate in the Halloween festivities.
From ice cream trucks to giraffes, parents are making the costumes work with their children and all I can say is WOW.

These costumes are AMAZING! Be prepared to be inspired with these 25 AWESOME Halloween costumes designed for children with special needs.

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FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT GREAT EXPLORATIONS

CEC SUNCOAST CHAPTER 176 PRESENTS:

Come join us at the Council for Exceptional Children Chapter 176's general meeting. Learn what CEC 176 can do to help you and your child. Then, have a blast learning and exploring through Great Exploration's many exhibits.

**NO COST TO YOU**
Please RSVP By  November 9th to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)