Family with disabled dad speaking with cast member
  • On Jan 29, 2018
    Alex from FL Asked

    I have three boys,one of them is eight years old and my outher one with special needs who have not been to the parks.i need some help to take them.

    Hi Alex,

    As the mom of a child with special needs, I assure you that the Walt Disney World Resort can definitely be a magical place for everyone! I'd be happy to help point you towards some resources that can help your trip to go as smoothly as possible, and leave you and your boys with many happy memories!

    First, I'd encourage you to check out all of the amazing resources Disney provides guests with all kinds of special needs. You should be able to find lots of support for your family's unique needs. There is also an incredible guide for guests visiting with cognitive disabilities that may help you as you prepare for your visit ahead of time. I know that my son loves seeing pictures of the places we'll go and things we'll do, so I always put together a small book for him to look through, helping him feel comfortable and excited about our upcoming vacation.

    When you first arrive at the parks, I'd suggest visiting Guest Relations. You'll find friendly Cast Members who can help you locate companion restrooms and quiet places for sensory breaks if needed. You may also ask them if your family is eligible for the Disability Access Service, which is designed to help guests with special needs who may have difficulty waiting in lines.

    I hope some of these tips help you and all of the members of your family to have a truly magical vacation, Alex! If we can answer any other questions, please let us know!

    Missy
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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Indiana

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom and part-time music teacher from Indiana.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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