13 year old with down syndrome, suggestions for overwhelming times?

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by buckeyemom44, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. buckeyemom44

    buckeyemom44 Earning My Ears

    Sep 30, 2012
    My family and I are taking our very first trip in November so lets just say there's excitement in the air! We have two children a 13 year old princess and rock-n-roll loving girl with Down syndrome and a very adventurous & independent 3 year old boy. She tends to get a little overwhelmed around such excitement and whenever taken out of a normal routine so I was wondering if anyone could suggest some places in the parks to rest a little and restore the calm if need be. Thanks for the help
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  3. Fort Bordeaux

    Fort Bordeaux Earning My Ears

    Aug 27, 2010
    My son is ASD some rides that we hit up at MK when he is overwhelmed is the Carousel of Progress, the People Mover. There is a small area where people get off of Splash Mountain (behind the little kids playarea) that isn't usually busy we sometimes have a snack over there away from other people. Make sure you look into gettig a GAC
  4. rewardsinlife

    rewardsinlife Mouseketeer

    Aug 17, 2012
    First aid stations will let you hang out and rest on a table/ cot for up to an hr when you need to get away from it all.
  5. Lisa71

    Lisa71 Adoption Rocks!

    Aug 7, 2011
    I highly suggest the Passporter Open Mouse book. We used it for our son with CP and it has all kinds of places in each park to rest and take a break and ideas. It also ranks rides and resorts based in what your concerns are. LOVED IT. Cannot say enough about its little ideas.:cheer2:
  6. LisaBi

    LisaBi DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2004
    The only issue I have with my son is with overwhelming crowds. Like when he decides he is DONE for the day and we are trapped on the wrong side of the crowd during a parade. I just have to be aware of where we are and what time it is to avoid throngs of people. We only go during slow times of the year, avoid peak mealtimes, stay near the front of MK to watch fireworks, etc.
  7. KPeveler

    KPeveler Moderator Moderator

    Dec 17, 2006
    Another big fan of first aid here

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