disabled girl with Cinderella
  • On Oct 23, 2016
    Cynthia from NY Asked

    My son has autism and I am worried he will not be able to walk distance or stand to long on hard pavement.What do you suggest we do to alleviate on walking or standing too long.

    Hi Cynthia!

    Thanks for your question. I have an adult son with special needs and we never visit Walt Disney World without a wheelchair. Even though he can walk, it is difficult for him to go long distances or stand for too long. It is a perfect solution. Also, don't forget to go to Guest Services when you arrive and request a Disabilities Access Service Card. This will allow him, and your group, to receive a return time (based on current wait times) for a Ride or Attraction of your choice. Once you have finished there, you can go to a kiosk in the Parks to request a time for a second Ride or Attraction. It's awesome!

    If your child is small, you might consider using a stroller for him. If you do this, you can also request a Stroller as Wheelchair tag to attach to the stroller which will allow him to stay in the stroller until the very last possible minute when waiting in line. It's a great way to keep him rested and make the entire experience even more fun.

    Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes for a magical Walt Disney World visit. Have a wonderful day!

    -Nancy-
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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