For guests with sensory disorders the thought of going to a crowded theme park can beÂ overwhelming. Here at Theme Park Dads we made a video to help take some of the mystery out of what to expect so everyone can have a chance to enjoy visiting Mickey. Disney actually does a wonderful job working with guests with all types of disabilities. They publish a guide for guests with cognitive disabilities that you can read or print to take to the park with you by clicking here.
What I (Tim) have done in the video below is visit the places Disney suggests in the guide (see page 29 of the guide) as possible locations for a sensory break. I filmed them with the mic on a setting that is not typically used in vlogs.
It is our hope that you find this video helpful. We plan on shooting similar videos in all the parks. If you find this video helpful, we would appreciate it if you would like the video on and share it on as many social media outlets as you use. We would also appreciate it if you would follow/subscribe to us on our social media accounts. It really will help us be able to expand what we do.
I (Tim) want to mention one final thing before you watch the video. Being able to make videos like this is important to me if it helps someone with cognitive disabilities accomplish a dream. Before I moved to Florida I worked as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional. I was basically a treatment team leader for the individuals on my caseload. In addition to leading the interdisciplinary team one of my jobs was to figure out what each person wanted to accomplish in life and try to help him/her achieve it. I miss that. That is the main reason for the video. I hope you enjoy it and that it is helpful.