Here are some tips to help make your Halloween experience a little more “Happy” and a little less “Tricky” when you have a child with Angelman Syndrome. There is lots of fun to be had when participating in community Trick or Treating or attending Fall Festivals. We want our children to participate and be accepted in these activities.

Select the right costume!
Be careful when selecting a costume. The material that some of the costumes are made from can cause sensory issues. Consider the weather. Will they need a jacket or sweater as the night falls or will the costume cause them to overheat? Avoid masks, capes or accessories. Face painting would depend on the individual child and how they respond.

For those with complex communication needs, it is important to participate in activities with their peers. This Halloween we wanted to share these FREE cards and stickers to help make things easier. When Trick or Treating this year, your child can hand the cards to the person at the door or wear the adhesive badge on their costume. Download and Print for FREE! Share with your friends!

We used Avery Adhesive Flexible Name Badges #48395. Easily order from and get delivered to your door.

Download the Stickers (Avery adhesive labels) below:

Download Angelman Syndrome Sticker PDF here

Download the Autism Sticker PDF here

AAC images that you can download for your communication devices. They can be uploaded into your apps like Touchchat or Proloquo2Go .

Here is the Go Talk device that you can program for a single image.

Download the Halloween Cards below:

Download the Happy Halloween Cards AS PDF here

Download the Happy Halloween Cards – Autism PDF here