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Teen with autism puts on awesome Halloween display

Posted: 12:15 PM, Oct 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-18 12:15:43-04
Teen with autism puts on awesome Halloween display

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Aaron Blum has so many animatronics in his Halloween display, he can't even count them all.

He's been at this since 2015, each year growing his show at 3031 Gold Dust St. in Plainfield Township just a little more.

In addition to a passion for all things spooky, Aaron is on the autism spectrum.

And this kid loves a good scare.

“One guy even said h-e-double-hockey-sticks when going in there,” Aaron Blum said.

This Halloween display means much more to his family: it's a way for Aaron to socialize and learn important life-skills, his mom says.

“We always wanted him to have meaningful relationships, and this is a great way for him to put himself out there,” Kerry Blum said.

Adjusting to changes in the weather and budgeting to purchase new decorations off his wish list are both skills necessitated by his Halloween display.

“It helps him socially and in life skills," Kerry Blum said. "We couldn’t ask for more."

Aaron also invites his friends from school and the whole neighborhood to see his special one-night-only Halloween trail through the backyard on October 31, which is definitely a sight to see.

This story was originally published by Julie Dunmire at WXMI.