Volume 5 Issue 9 A monthly newsletter published by MKSA October 2018
Halloween for Children with Sensory Issues
  Halloween is almost here, and with that comes decorations, candy and costumes! For children with sensory issues, however, this holiday brings additional challenges. This article offers many tips for helping children with sensory issues to enjoy Halloween.
Teal Pumpkins for Halloween
Will you display a teal pumpkin this Halloween? The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to raise awareness of children with food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. By displaying a teal pumpkin, you let families know non-food treats are available for trick-or-treaters. Read more here.
Fire Prevention Month
October is Fire Prevention Month. Are you prepared? In addition to having operating smoke detectors, it's important to have an exit plan--and practice it! Be safe. Learn more here
Attend a Free Workshop!
Be sure to regularly check our  Event Calendar! MKSA offers free provider workshops and free parent workshops. These give our providers opportunities to stay current on issues while maintaining their professional development hours. And we are looking to connect in more ways with families--whether in our program or not--to provide information and strategies on typical childhood topics. We hope to see you soon!
Connect With MKSA on Social Media
If you're on social media, we hope you'll join us and  like MKSA on Facebook follow MKSA on Instagram , and  follow us on Twitter .  We're enjoying connecting with families and friends; see you soon!

Reading Recommendations
We continue our list of recommended books. This month's topic is Halloween:
 - Little Blue Truck's Halloween by Alice Schertle and Jim McElmurry
- R oom on the Broom by J. Elizabeth Mills and Ben Mantle
- Danny and the Dinosaur: Happy Halloween by Syd Hoff

Did You Know?
October is  Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, National Pizza Month and National Vegetarian Month. So find your new best friend and share a pineapple pizza together! Have fun!
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