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Area mother will take part in the Blue Bucket Campaign to help raise awareness for autism

Posted at 12:57 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 13:57:40-04

TAFT, Texas — For some children, trick or treating can be overwhelming.

An area mother is doing her part to raise awareness for folks passing out candy in a creative way.

Jessica Medina is a mother of two sons who have autism.

And her 4-year-old has a hard time forming sentences.

Medina says sometimes it's a challenge to communicate.

“The first year or second year, someone said 'Trick or treat,' 'Say Trick or treat,' and they weren't harassing him, but he couldn't say it," she said. "He was just staring at them, and I said 'Oh, I’m sorry, my son is autistic. He can't say it,” says Medina.

That is why she is taking part in the blue bucket campaign.

The campaign is aimed to raise awareness for kids and teens who have autism.

Medina says she hopes that all children who go trick-or-treating will be treated equally.

Medina also says when going trick or treating the family cannot be in huge crowds and has to be sensitive to her children's needs.