Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 5, 2015
    Danielle from FL Asked

    My2yr old son has autism I also have a10yr old who wants to see the fireworks and light parade is there a less crowded spot where we could watch everything.because I'm afraid it will be too much for the little one

    Hello Danielle!

    My youngest also is autistic and Walt Disney World is probably his favorite place to visit! Walt Disney World has certain programs in place to help people with cognitive disabilities enjoy the parks. The Disability Access Service Card should help you and your family be able to ensure you have a magical time!

    Upon your arrival at the parks you will want to head to Guest Relations and talk to a cast member about a service called the Disability Access Service Card. Explain to them the specific needs and they will help determine which services will help improve your experience.

    This card can be used throughout your visit, so you only have to visit Guest Relations on your first day. The Disability Access Service Card will also work in addition to the Fastpass+ service, meaning you can utilize both. 

I also highly recommend a pair of noise canceling headphones like the Pelter brand. These can help block out the noises that might overwhelm and over stimulate your son. It’s also great for wearing while watching the fireworks at night. We tend to leave the park and take the monorail to Disney’s Polynesian Resort with late dinner reservations at ‘Ohana to view the fireworks from indoors. It is quiet and still has great views. 

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

    See you real soon!
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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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