• On Sep 14, 2018
    Kathleen from NV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Are there special services for autistic children?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kathleen! Thanks for stopping by with the excellent question about special accommodations for Autistic children.

    Walt Disney World Resort is a MAGICAL place for all Guests, including those with Cognitive Disabilities. To ensure everyone in your family experiences an enjoyable, comfortable and inclusive visit, Disney provides the Disability Access Service Card (DAS).

    DAS are issued to Guests with a wide variety of special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you are traveling with special needs children, I strongly recommend stopping by Guest Relations to secure DAS for your family.

    For an in-depth explanation of DAS benefits, please read the Disney Parks Disability Access Service Card Fact Sheet. Do keep in mind you may use DAS in conjunction with FastPass+ and Rider Switch too. Also, be sure to check the very useful guide of Attraction Details for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities - Walt Disney World® Resort.

    I hope you found this information useful, Kathleen. Please come back soon with more Disney vacation planning questions.

    Wishing you a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

    Ritzy ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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