• On Mar 19, 2012
    Jayne from AL Asked

    Hi panel, I am planning a trip the first week in April for 3 of my grandchildren.They are very excited about Disney but I 'm wondering what kind of allowances can be made for my youngest grandson (7) who has autism?

    Hi Jayne.  I have no doubt your grandchildren are super excited; they have good reason to be!  As for your youngest grandson, accommodations for his needs can certainly be made.  Those accommodations will depend greatly on his individual needs.  You'll want to head directly to Guest Services (in any of the theme parks) when you arrive.  Speak to a Cast Member about a Guest Assistance Card.  He or she will ask you for details on your grandson's needs; you should be prepared to explain those fully.  Based on the information you provide, the Cast Member will give you a Guest Assistance Card personalized for your grandson.  Typical accommodations include: seating to accommodate visual or hearing difficulties, alternate place to wait in line, and stair-free entrances.  Do be aware that they cannot offer a "front of the line" pass.  However, if you are as specific with possible in describing your grandson's limitations, Disney will do everything they can to ensure a magical trip for your whole family.  Have a great time!
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If you're looking to plan a trip for a large party or if your group includes special needs travelers, you've come to the right mom! I'm a southeastern Arizona girl, eager to help you plan the most magical trip you'll ever take.  Learn More About Darcie

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