I feel lucky that I was raised to be a Disney kid. We watched “The Wonderful World of Disney” every Sunday, loved the movies and visited the parks quite a few times. Then I worked for Disney- so yes, I’m a bit brainwashed. BUT, I never loved it as much as when I started to see it through my kids eyes. Especially my son, Ben, who is on the Autism Spectrum. He loves the movies and music, but when he visits the parks he simply relaxes. He is so happy to be surrounded by all of the things he enjoys that he makes great strides while we’re there. That’s what Disney Magic means to me.
Vacationing is a great way for families to bond and create memories that will connect them forever. So, when I noticed there are many different travel guides for Disney, but not one for helping families with special needs I decided to create one myself.
This website supports my book, Mouse Ears for Everyone: A Guide to Walt Disney World for Guests with Special Needs. Because the world of Disney is always changing, I post updates, reviews and blog posts with tips and ideas here to make sure my readers have the most current information they can.
As a mom of 2 fantastic kids, I know my daughter, Meg, has a special journey as Ben’s sister. Our vacations (even when they aren’t in WDW) are important to help my kids relate to each other. I hope the information shared on this website and in my book help other families create special memories and discover their own Disney Magic! ~ Amy