Amongst the hordes of trick-or-treaters this Halloween, be sure to keep an eye out for boys and girls with blue pumpkin buckets.
They'll need some extra love and attention.
The buckets, according to a mom's now-viral Facebook post, indicate that the child is autistic and may not be able to ask for candy, Tulsa, Oklahoma, TV station KTUL reports.
"My son is 3 years old and has autism," Omairis Taylor wrote on Facebook. "He is nonverbal. Last year houses will wait for him to say TRICK OR TREAT in order for him to get a piece of candy and there I go explaining the situation for the next 5 blocks. This year we will be trying the BLUE BUCKET to signify he has autism. Please allow him(or anyone with a BLUE BUCKET) to enjoy this day and don't worry I'll still say TRICK OR TREAT for him, ill get my mom candy tax later. This holiday is hard enough without any added stress. Thank you in advance."
According to Autism Speaks, one in 59 children in the U.S. is affected by autism. It is "characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication." Indicators usually appear around the age of 2 or 3.