Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Nov 24, 2013
    Caroline from QC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, we'll be around in December and I heard and read that WDW CAN accomodate families with ADHD children. I plan to ask my pediatrician to write a letter but we are French speaking (as the MD). Will it be a problem with the Guest Relations services?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Caroline ~

    Disney is committed to assisting Guests with all types of special needs including those with Cognitive Disabilities. They have put together A Resource for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which you can find on the link shown above. This will give you a lot of things you can do before and during your trip to help it go as smooth as possible.

    If you have a child that is not able to wait in a regular queue, you should visit Guest Relations in the first theme park of your visit to request a Disability Access Service (DAS) Card. You will not be required to bring any medical documentation or a letter from your pediatrician as proof but should be prepared to answer some questions and explain your child's specific needs to the Cast Members at Guest Relations.

    I'm limited in space but recently answered a question for a Guest with more details of how the DAS works that you may find helpful. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the DAS.

    If your child has any comfort items, bring them if possible. Head phones or ear plugs help keep the noise level down if noise sensitivity is an issue. If your child become anxious, remember the things you do at home to calm him or her down as keeping it familiar sometimes helps (like singing). Remember to relax and breathe. Sometimes you may just have to take a break and try it again later.

    Please feel free to visit again with any other questions. We're hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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