Posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:02 AM | Contributed by Jeff
The new suits share much of the same text, with specific language for each incident. They allege that Disney’s Disability Access Service, which began in 2013, discriminates against autistic children because it no longer allows them to skip lines. Disney started the DAS program after ending its previous program, the Guest Assistance Card, because the older program was abused by wealthy people who hired guests with disabilities to help them skip lines.
Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.
As an advocate of autism awareness this whole affair makes me angry. It's not about the kids, it's about the parents. If the kid in the example case was having meltdowns, I put the problem squarely on the parents for not setting the right expectations and using the system correctly. I've seen other families using it quite successfully.
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