As the parent of a kiddo AND a grandkiddo with autism, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to explain to someone that them saying “trick or treat” just isn’t gonna happen
Kids shouldn’t have to carry blue candy buckets on Halloween to indicate autism. Kids don’t have to wear some kind of indicator in order to get free candy. If a kid doesn’t say “Trick-or-treat” so fucking what? Here’s an idea, don’t be a ginormous twat-waffle who expects children to perform for you to get a 2-inch candy bar. It’s free candyday. If you wanna make children jump through hoops for you, just shut your damn lights off because you are trash. Everybody gets free candy. No costume? Free candy. No talking? Free candy. Too old? Free candy. Parents that look exhausted from walking 16 miles for $20 worth of candy? Free candy for them too! This world is a total fucking dumpster fire and the idea that a kid on the spectrum has to hold a special plastic pumpkin to be treated like a kid on Halloween is garbage. Just give everyone the free candy and shut the fuck up.