Welcome to the course “Autism & Other Special Needs at Walt Disney World”!
I am very happy you have decided to join me on this journey through the WDW parks!
Like you, I have a loved one–actually two children–with special needs. The only way I knew that Walt Disney World had unique help for families like mine was through a friend.
Unfortunately, there are still many families with special needs who are unaware of Disney’s accommodations. Since you are here, you are definitely starting off your trip on the “right foot”.
I’ll admit…there is a lot of free information on the internet regarding special needs at Walt Disney World parks. A few sites are good. But much of it is outdated, limited, or just plain wrong. A person could spend hours doing research!
Here you will get latest information that can only come from first-hand experience….compiled in one single place.
The Walt Disney World website has some helpful guidelines to get you started. Frankly, though, it still left me with a lot of unanswered questions. That is why I decided to create a more comprehensive resource that is customizable for your own needs.
This course has 5 major lessons (with additional bonuses):
- Pre-Planning Home-Based Strategies for Your Trip to WDW
- Identifying Your Child’s Sensory Triggers at WDW
- Learning About the Disability Access Service (DAS)
- Figuring Out Your Attraction Strategies with the DAS
- Final Planning, Social Stories & Packing Tip
- BONUS #1: Special Diets & Sensory Experiences at Disney Dining
- BONUS #2: More Disney Resources
Each lessons contains a variety of learning resources, including topics with planning tips and strategies, quizzes, assessments, and downloadable worksheets.
Included is a special 1 hour 15 min. audio Q&A conversation with “LJ” Johnson of Smart Moms Plan Disney in which we discuss the detailed ins-and-outs of the Disability Access Service (DAS). You will also get access to videos showing you exactly how the process of using the DAS works in the parks.
In the end, you will also be able to formulate a customized vacation plan for travelers with autism or other related special needs and their family/party. Take-along planning worksheets are provided.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions at any point throughout the course!
If you would like free, personalized travel planning for your upcoming Disney vacation, I would love to help! I am a Certified Autism Travel Professional, so I understand the needs of those with autism and other cognitive-sensory disorders well.
May you have a magical trip to Walt Disney World!