27.8 #6213 (DL Qual #2233

Apr 3, 2012 4:22 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
This is my son Martin who is Autistic. April is Autistic Awerness Month and I just want to say how thankful I am that Disneyland offers a Guest Assistance pass for people like Martin. I know many abuse it, which angers me to no ends, if it wasn't for the Guest Assistance Pass, we would not get to enjoy the gift that Walt created for Everyone. So this month while you are in the park and notice someone like my son, ask them if they are having a good time and watch their eyes light up. It will ale your day.

I hope you're having a wonderful day! Thank you for the reminder that Disneyland was created for everyone to enjoy. - teach67  190.2 #2111 4:32PM
:) - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 6:38PM
We have some autistic kiddos on mousewait, light it uP! - bluefairy  643.8 #313 4:44PM
πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ - toph  2418.2 #60 8:49PM
******βœ¨πŸ’™βœ¨πŸ’™βœ¨πŸ’™βœ¨πŸ’™βœ¨ - MadameLeota  4203.3 #35 8:59PM
So true. Our autistic grandson lights up at Disneyland. - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #184 4:51PM
He looks so Happy! If i ever see him at the park i'll make sure to say hello. - HollyGolightlyPrincess  403.8 #557 4:58PM
My little sister has aspergers autism( not sure if thats how you spell it??)and she is very high functioning but the social aspect of life she has a hard time with! So thanks for sharing and your son looks like an amazing ball of energy! πŸ˜„β€ - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 5:04PM
Same with my son who is 13 - Happybrandison  242.5 #1451 8:47PM
Sweet...thanks for the info I'm sure he is a doll! - dawna  290.0 #974 4:25PM
Wow Martin looks so happy!! That smile brings me a smile! I've been working with autistic kids & adults in developmental learning skills through vision therapy for 5 years now & I believe that they are the smartest & brightest kids & adults that I know. They are such positive & happy individuals! & I enjoy my job so much, it's such a rewarding experience. I think that it is a shame for people to abuse those passes. But I'll definitively say hi & ask Martin how his wonderful day is going if I ever see him at the parks! :) - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 6:34PM
Thank you for reminding us about April Autistic Awareness Month :) - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 6:43PM
What a great smile! My son has Asperger's. We used a GAC when he was 5 and it was a huge help. He's now 16 and able to navigate the park just fine without a GAC (we love our Fastpasses!). I'm glad GACs are available to give everyone a chance to enjoy the parks. Have a wonderful time!
- bunnymama  363.8 #632 6:51PM
yeah we will be utilizing the GAC for my son on his first trip, he is 13.... not sure how long we will utilize it for, depends on how he is down the road... - Happybrandison  242.5 #1451 8:49PM
Aww how fun! I'm a behavior tutor for autistic kiddos and I tell all my families about the GAC! I love my job and thanks for reminding all that it's autism awareness month πŸ˜„ - minnieMisty  276.9 #1089 7:01PM
That's a great tip for parents. Not many people know about it. I think I'll start sharing that tip as well. It really makes a difference. So glad that Disney does this, they are so considerable of their guests. :) - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 7:35PM
Got super teary eyed there, hope he's having a blast! - PanPiratePoppyCock  230.8 #1597 7:01PM
His pic just brought a smile to my face. My goddaughter has a disability and we didn't know about the pass till recently. Like saomeone said here helps them enjoy the magic. - stevesdisneyprincess  142.2 #2847 7:35PM
You sound like a wonderful mother! Keep up the good work, your son looks so happy😊 - Mermaidmommy  32.9 #5723 7:36PM
Love the R2D2 ears Martin!!! - proudcanuck  478.6 #445 8:49PM
Aww I LOVE his r2d2 ears! I hope y'all had a wonderful time! 😊 - AnaheimsMom  244.0 #1430 8:53PM
Very touching. Your son looks amazing! - VeloMouseGirl  549.8 #371 8:56PM
Me and Martin have the same disney laniard! πŸ‘ way up for you Martin! - nickb92  69.6 #4173 8:56PM
Hope you had a great time - CaptnSparrow  679.5 #295 8:57PM
My son who has autism is the biggest Disney fan. He has soo much Disney trivia from all the years we have had our passes. A big thank you to Disneyland for the special assist pass which helps deal with the autistic behaviors while waiting our turn.  - Plumiegirl  10135.2 #8 8:59PM
What a special thing for ur son to go to the parks! Everytime I walk thru the entrance I feel like a kid again and I escape reality. I tutored an autistic boy last year he was so special to me I really miss himπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ - princessVanessa  384.3 #585 9:01PM
I agree I am here with someone who needs one and we are thankful that dl has assisted us - lovetheland7  177.9 #2279 9:08PM

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