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Disney, Autism and Place Blindness: They Hid the Concierge from Me; Why would they DO that?

Disney Caribbean beach resort autism place blindness

Every wonder what place blindness looks like?  Here is an example of what happens when you have autism, experience place blindness and are visiting Disney World. I am still technically on vacation. Today we will begin our trek back up to the North Country from Orlando, Florida. I’ve been away …

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Disney’s Response to a Frantic Mom’s Email, and Our Plan

After I sent my frantic email and panic over how I would navigate Disney’s DAS pass in order for my children to be able to access Disney’s attractions, I patiently (or maybe not so patiently) awaited a response.  Honestly, I was expecting a generic policy directed response, in the form …

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A Frantic Email to Walt Disney World Disability Services

As Promised I am sharing my frantic email to WDW Disability Services after reading through their Disability Assistance Services available to those on the autism spectrum. I understand that our situation (as is each and every family everywhere) is unique, but many of our concerns as families on the spectrum …

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Terrified to Visit Disney with the Boys: Fear about the DAS Pass

The last time our family visited Walt Disney World was in May of 2012, before the little guy was born. We traveled with three boys on the spectrum, Adam then 13, Matt, 8, and Thomas 1 year and 3 months. During that trip, we went to the Magic Kingdom and …

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Autism Accommodations and Tips for Enjoying Your Disney World Vacation

Doesn’t every child dream of meeting Mickey Mouse, or Cinderella and the rest of the Disney Princesses? When you are traveling with a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), these dreams may seem out of reach. ASD children tend to have difficulty waiting in lines, and become overwhelmed easily …

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Autism Friendly Disney World: Are your Autistic Children Dreaming of Disney World?

I love Disney. I would live there if I could. There is something about feeling like I am in a completely different time and place that captivates me. For me, Disney is truly magical, but being autistic myself, and knowing how my children handle lines and crowds brought panic and …

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