Trick-or-treating hours for Riverside are 3-7 p.m. on Halloween Thursday, Oct. 31. The Riverside Area Inclusion Network (R.A.I.N.) also urges trick-or-treat participators to be “patient” and “accepting” with a child with motor skill challenges.

R.A.I.N. offers the following tips to remember:

  • The child who is grabbing more than one pice of candy may have poor fine motor skills
  • The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy may have motor planning issues.
  • The child who does not say trick or treat or thank you may be non-verbal
  • The child who looks disappointed when he or she sees your bowl might have an allergy or is diabetic
  • The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might have a sensory issue (SPD) or autism.