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Hands’ Sensory Friendly Halloween fun coming to Parry Sound on October 28

Sensory-friendly Halloween fun for little goblins ghosts princesses and pirates will be put by Hands this Saturday, Oct. 28.

Officials say children will be able to practice trick-or-treating and enjoy fun activities and games like pumpkin decorating, potion brewing and more.

Everyone’s welcome at the event, which is Organized by Hands’ team of autism professionals to help ensure everyone can enjoy Halloween traditions.

The event will take place from 1 to 3 pm. at a variety of locations including

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  • Parry Sound – 2 May Street
  • Bracebridge – 23 Ball’s Drive
  • North Bay – 820B Lakeshore Drive
  • Timmins – 100 Wilson Drive

“Halloween can be a really fun time for kids and families, though it can be challenging as well, especially for kids who might process senses differently, which is sometimes the case for people with Autism,” said Paula Barnes, program manager of Autism and Behavioral Services at Hands.

“Intense lighting, loud noises, masks, and trick-or-treating can be difficult for some children. A little planning and practicing ahead of time can help ensure a fun and enjoyable Halloween for everyone, and, in the spirit of inclusion, this event is open to everyone. Our team of Autism professionals will be there to help all attendees enjoy Halloween traditions in a safe, sensory-friendly environment.”

***With files from Bradley Aubin

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