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Disney on the Autism Spectrum

We have been a Disney family for a long time, and when we started to visit with a child who was on the spectrum we had to do a lot of adjusting to how we approached planning and visiting. Over the years we have learned a lot about how to manage a Disney vacation with neurodiverse family members and wanted to share our experiences with others. 

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We love to travel, yet traveling with someone who is not neurotypical can be daunting. Whether on the autism spectrum, anxiety or attention deficit, be it an adult or child, you or a family member trying to manage things outside of the expected and controlled can feel insurmountable and undoable.We have many “neuro-spicy” members in our family and have learned how to successfully manage travel in a way that is enjoyable for everyone. Let’s look at how we manage this when we travel, regardless of the destination. Read more

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With a child on the Autism spectrum we've spent a lot of time navigating WDW through this lens. From our experience, here are things that need to be considered before a WDW trip with a family member on the spectrum. Read More

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When traveling with a child or adult on the autism spectrum you can not just spur of the moment take off on a trip.  Pre-planning is fundamental for any Disney trip to be successful, and even more in this case. From our experience, here are things that need to be considered before a WDW trip with a family member on the spectrum. Read More

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When traveling with a Neurodiverse family member, friend, or someone who is strongly introverted it is vital to build in time for them to regroup and reset after dealing with crowds and unfamiliar places all day.  Let's look at the best places in the parks to take a sensory break.  Read More 

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With a child on the Autism spectrum we've spent a lot of time navigating WDW through this lens. From our experience, here are things that need to be considered before a WDW trip with a family member on the spectrum. Read More

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Check out our latest posts about WDW disability travel, advice, and news   Read More 

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