If you plan on passing out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters this year, you might notice something new.

According to NewsCenterMaine, there's a new trend starting this year, for children with autism to carry blue buckets. Several Facebook posts about this have gone viral, as people attempt to spread the word to let people know.

Halloween can be a fun time for many children. But for those with autism, it can be rather difficult. Many children with autism have never even been trick-or-treating, because it can be incredibly challenging and stressful for them.

The hope is that when a child arrives at the door with a blue bucket, the homeowner will understand that the child may be non-verbal, so they'll be unable to say "trick-or-treat" or "thank you."

In the end, it's all about making the children with autism feel welcome and included. So please help spread the word! And if you see a child with a blue Halloween bucket this year, you'll know why.