Aquatica Orlando, in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), has announced that they are now designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC) – the first water park in the world to do so.
Sesame Place, the theme park based entirely on the award-winning show, “Sesame Street,” has announced their completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training in the park. [Read more…]
Legoland Florida Resort takes great measures to be a theme park that’s #BuiltForKids, and that includes kids of all abilities and interests. Since it opened in 2011, the park has worked to make itself as inclusive as possible for guests with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilites. [Read more…]
For the third year in a row, the Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk and Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, are joining forces to offer an autism-friendly show on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. [Read more…]
The sights and sounds of a theme park are exciting, but they can be stressful and over-stimulating for guests with sensory issues or cognitive disabilities. That’s why Legoland Florida has announced a partnership with Autism Speaks to make the Winter Haven attraction more welcoming for families with autism spectrum disorders. [Read more…]
By Tom Stefanchik
Over the course of the past 10 years, my wife and I have taken our son TJ, who has autism, on dozens of trips to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. During the course of these visits we’ve come to realize that there are certain attributes which can make an attraction extremely appealing to a child with autism. [Read more…]