Jedi training and spectrum

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  1. TammyLynn33

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    anyone’s littles done this? I think DS would if it was a good day which I won’t know of course until. He’s 6. His little brother will be 5 and would love to do this
     
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    My kids ADORED Jedi training. They have to be able to pay attention, and follow basic directions. There was a girl in my kids' group that was 5, I think the minimum age is 4.
     
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  4. TammyLynn33

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    How old are they? Are they on spectrum ?
    I just worry bc usually he’s pretty good but at times he’s unpredictable


     
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    My older one isn't spectrum but has other neuro issues. He was 10 at the last trip and did really well. There were a few kids in the group that were a bit unpredictable, but the cast members were awesome about redirecting and keeping the kids engaged. It;s not really intense, they learn a few light sabre moves, dress in jedi robes and then help the good guys "battle" Kylo Ren and Darth Vader.
     
  6. TammyLynn33

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    Ok if they redirect then we might be safe. :)
     
  7. ladyjubilee

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    My son participated twice. The second time was....a bit of a challenge or rather a bite of a challenge. But the cast members were wonderful. I was able to be close enough that when things unraveled, I could step in. Then (the very brave) Padawan helped him through the rest of the show. Not only were the cast members great, but the crowd was very supportive, which my son just ate up.
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing
    It’s hard because his little brother is more social and and and there’s only a year difference so it’s hard excluding him .. I’m hopeful



     
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    The thing too is that you are basically within an arm's reach of the stage area the entire time the "training" is going on. You can always let the CMs know if he will benefit from being in the front so you can get to him if you need to. I think it will be fine and they will have a great time :)
     
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  10. ladyjubilee

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    I would just be clear with the cast members what he needs. My son's need isn't exactly invisible and he uses stroller as wheelchair. In his case they offered options to make it work. I was able to be in a place that was closer than just off stage. It allowed me to jump in and get him before he could finish his action. Then encourage him to get back in the show.

    The case members really seemed to want my son to participate and made a way for him. Plus, I know it doesn't seem like it cause we tend to only see our kid, but really at least one of the other kids is picking up a circle, picking his nose, kicking her brother or tearing the set too.
     
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    My son has ASD and if it's something he's interested in, he will pay attention so he did during Jedi Training (he took it very serious) I think he was 8 at the time. But if it's not something he was interested in, he wouldn't have paid attention and that has happened in other situations for us.
     
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