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Lawsuit: Disney parks
not helping autistic kids

Orange County Register [CA], by Sarah Tully and Rebecca Kheel

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 4/9/2014 7:19:57 PM

ANAHEIM – How do you let visitors with autism, who sometimes have great trouble waiting in line for theme park attractions, go to the front while thwarting other guests who cheat? Disney said it tried to solve the issue in October with a new policy, igniting furor from some quarters. Last week, 16 families with autistic children filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, which includes Anaheim’s Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, saying the new policy violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. The suit, which was filed in Los Angeles, seeks an unspecified amount of money and a

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Is a lawsuit really necessary?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 4/9/2014 7:26:39 PM     (No. 9804746)

If they were autistic AND gay they would have their own special day at the park.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 4/9/2014 7:26:50 PM     (No. 9804747)

How about this. Everyone waits in line. If you can´t wait in line, don´t go to a crowded amusement park.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 4/9/2014 7:55:34 PM     (No. 9804770)

Put another way, autistic kids don´t help Disney parks.

Disney has been forced into the role of arbiter between the so-called disabled and those who resent having yet another party push in at the front.

There was a recent story about locals in wheelchairs renting their services as ´handicap escorts´ for a day allowing able-bodied parties to jump lines with them.

If you {heart} someone with autism, as the bumper sticker says, then be mature and honest with yourself and with them.

In a way, Disney is a victim of their own marketing in that visitors really do think it´s a magical place where the realities of life don´t apply.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/9/2014 8:13:05 PM     (No. 9804784)

I would never pay 100. per person to stand in line.
A family of 4 could take a cruise for that kind of money. The kid´s camps on board are fantastic.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: AGGW, 4/9/2014 11:56:11 PM     (No. 9804969)

Although she would enjoy it, we have never taken our now adult physically and mentally handicapped daughter because we don´t expect everyone else´s lives to stop for her. If there are things she can´t handle, we avoid them rather than force ourselves on others. You play the cards you are dealt.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 2dogs, 4/10/2014 12:33:39 AM     (No. 9804991)

Same, #5. I´ve never expected special privedges whe. On an outing with my daughter. We can manage. Don´t even have a handicapped sticker, though she is more than entitled. Places I dread are restaurants!
Very little done to help.

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