Tips For Experiencing Disney World With Your Special Needs Child

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I just got back from Disney World thanks to the Social Media Moms Celebration! We had even more fun than last year’s Celebration and I didn’t think that was possible!

One of my best tips is to get an ID tag made. Almost every gift shop has a machine that will create these invaluable tags. I picked the one at the Star Tours ride since it was a family favorite (and we are a bit of a Star Wars Geeky family). For only $11 I made a luggage tag with my son’s name and information and my name and cell phone number. It cam with a leather strap that we then used to attach it to his belt loop. Made my heart rest at ease a bit knowing that if he got separated from us, there was a way to let people know how to get him back to us even with Brady being non-verbal.

 

Have you gone to Disney with your special needs child? Have any tips to share? I’d love to hear about them!

 

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disclosure: I got to tour the facility as part of the Disney Social Media Moms conference. I paid to attend this conference but was given huge discounts on things like our stay and park tickets. This was a trip of a lifetime and I appreciate all the work that went into this conference.

Emily

Emily

Owner/Editor-in-Chief at ColoradoMoms.com
Emily is a mom to three very active boys. Her youngest is autistic so she is passionate about advocating for children and families on the spectrum. She attends more concerts than is humanly possible and takes some pretty amazingly blurry photos of said shows to prove she was there. Also, #hashtags are her favorite. #totes #noreally
Emily

Emily

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Emily is a mom to three very active boys. Her youngest is autistic so she is passionate about advocating for children and families on the spectrum. She attends more concerts than is humanly possible and takes some pretty amazingly blurry photos of said shows to prove she was there. Also, #hashtags are her favorite. #totes #noreally

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    Paula Schuck says:

    Emily: this is a good tip. We live with a runner and keeping her safe is important. We have done Disney twice now and the first time we brought our own stroller which we used a lot because Ainsley also has SPD and needs to just cocci on sometimes in a quiet dark space. When she needed to shut off she would go into the giant jogging stroller and cover her eyes and herself with blankets. We used ours a very long time because she needed it even when she was six. It helped her so I did not care about prying eyes of other people. Now Disney has the bed setup
    With the signs that state : this stroller is a wheelchair. Love that.
    Paula
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    Thriftymommastips.com

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