Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 9, 2015
    Laura jean from NC Asked

    I would like to learn more about the DAS card. What can it do or how can it help my family. My son has Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum.

    Hello Laura!

    I’m so excited you will be visiting Walt Disney World so soon! I just know you will have a magical time. My youngest son is autistic and the Disability Access Service Card has made a world of difference to us as far as being able to navigate the parks.

    Walt Disney World has made visiting the parks with my son incredible, even with his cognitive and physical disabilities. Upon arrival to the parks, simply visit Guest Relations at whichever park you are starting your trip at and explain to them that you need a Disability Access Service Card. They will try to best determine which services will help improve your experience. My son is 6 and has hypotonia so we bring a stroller with us and they often will allow us to use this as a wheelchair.

    The virtual wait times offered with the Disability Access Service Card have proved very valuable for my son as we can get a return time for an attraction and then visit attractions with shorter wait times. Just return to the original attraction at the time stated on the card and enter through the wheelchair access queue. This card can be used throughout your visit, so you only have to get it on your first day. It will also work in addition to the Fastpass+ service, meaning you can utilize both.

    If sensory issues arise, or noises can be an issue, I recommend bringing a set of noise canceling headphones. We love the Peltor Junior brand. These headphones help block everyday crowd noise, help soften the sounds of the fireworks and also just help my son feel a little more secure.

    I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions as you plan your visit!

    See you real soon!
    -Emily
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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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