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  • On Feb 14, 2012
    Jill from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a 9 year old son with bipolar , aspbergers , dyslexia and sensory integration disorder. Do you have any suggestions on something for him to wear ( badge etc) in case he gets seperated from us? His recall of details ( hotel etc) are a concern.

    Hi Jill,

    There are a number of methods that parents can use to help with child identification. Some popular choices include:

    - Temporary ID tatoos. See the website safetytat.com for information and examples. 

    - ID bracelets. See the websites roadid.com, kidsvitalids.com, or child-identification-bracelets.com for information and examples.

    - Clothing ID tags. Sew these into the back of your son's shirt. See the websites easy2name.com, stuckonyou.biz, or medids.com for information and examples.

    - Shoe ID tags. See the website mypreciouskid.com for information and examples. 

    - Sharpie on skin. Some parents simple write their cell phone number on the child's back or arm. Easy and cheap.

    In the unlikely event that you are separated from your child, immediately speak to the nearest cast member. They have a walkie-talkie system that alerts cast all over the park to be on the lookout for the missing child. Lost children are brought to the baby care center at each park while their parents are located. I've been in the baby care center while a missing child's was reunited with his family. The care that child received was incredible and the frantic parents were very relieved. 

    While I can't tell you not to worry (you're a mom after all), I can tell you that Disney is  well-versed in handling this situation. 

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have addition questions. 

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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