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Two local organizations made Halloween happen for kids with disabilities or special needs today, dropping off treats.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Two local organizations made Halloween happen for kids with disabilities or special needs today, dropping off treats.

“My oldest son has autism and so he’s already nervous as it is going door to door,” said Jamie Spangler, mother of a son with autism. “So it was really nice just to have them come in and drop it off without him having to do all the things that cause anxiety by going to the door. So, it was really kind of cool.”
Sassy Mama for Autism and The Arc of Lincoln dropped candy off to 150 families this afternoon, providing a safer option for families who are more susceptible to COVID-19.

“The kids who just aren’t able to participate in the way that they have been in the past and so it gives them the opportunity to dress up if they want to,” said Cris Petersen, Sassy Mama for Autism. “We door drop the candy and leave so that we’re ensuring social distancing wearing masks the entire time.“
The Arc also is selling honey bears for their fundraiser as they continue to help the community.
“Thanks to all the volunteers and this Sunday is honey Sunday around the united states and so I have some honey bears that are $5 and will deliver those honey bears to you,” says Michelle Johnson, The Arc of Lincoln. For more information, email director@arclincoln.org.
These organizations plan to do more inclusive events for Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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