Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jan 12, 2015
    Andres from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We will be sailing with out Autistic Son ( high level performing ) , it will be his first time cruising, but I'm panic thinking he is not going to be able to enjoy this trip. I really appreciate if any mom out there in my situation can give me ideas

    Ahoy, Andres!

    No need to panic - Disney Cruise Line goes above and beyond to make sure that every cruiser has the time of their life on a Disney Cruise vacation. Their Youth Counselors are amazing, and go through special training to familiarize them with special needs children. They are highly trained, and well-equipped to help every child feel welcome and comfortable while onboard!

    The DCL Special Services Team can answer your questions about making the most of your cruise with your son. They can provide you with information and give you the peace of mind you need to relax and enjoy your time sailing the high seas with Captain Mickey! Before you cruise, I encourage you to call them to discuss your son's specific needs. You can call them directly at (407) 556-3602, or email them at Special They are always super helpful and nice - a pleasure to interact with.

    While I haven't personally walked in your shoes, there are many moms out there who have. I've read lots of trip reports of cruisers that have sailed with autistic children, including one friend that finds her son is happiest onboard a Disney Cruise ship! I hope you and your family will find the happiness and joy so many others have found when you sail with Disney Cruise Line.

    Please let us know if you have more questions before you set sail - we're happy to help! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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