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Old 10-09-2013, 08:08 AM   #211
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I was taking what the OP said as being that they were just not giving out any cards to anyone, period.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:13 AM   #212
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Only cards being given out anywhere are for children with autism. Apparently the decision was made yesterday.

Dd has Nuerocardiogenic syncope, pots, eds, ventricular tachycardia, pacts. She passes out a lot. She can use an ecv but she can't stand or sit for extended periods. Her blood pressure drops when she stands which causes her to pass out.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:21 AM   #213
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Go back and talk to a supervisors. I doubt they are only giving cards out for autism an not others disabilities . They may mean hidden disabilities or those that can't be regulated via mobility device.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:33 AM   #214
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Only cards being given out anywhere are for children with autism. Apparently the decision was made yesterday.

Dd has Nuerocardiogenic syncope, pots, eds, ventricular tachycardia, pacts. She passes out a lot. She can use an ecv but she can't stand or sit for extended periods. Her blood pressure drops when she stands which causes her to pass out.
I can't fathom that they would only give out to kids with Autism. There are such a wide variety of situations that do not include Autism that I would think qualify for a card.

Did they perhaps state no card for your DD as they feel she should be using a wheelchair/evc for her issues?
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:36 AM   #215
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One thing I'd like to know from the people who will be reporting from Disney is this: Will the Guest Relations outside the parks be equipped to take the photos?
I remember a long time ago having our pictures made for Aps and they were taken in the area just inside the MK, immediately to the right as you enter.

I would personally like to know where the photos (in all the WDW parks) are taken.

Thanks.

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Only cards being given out anywhere are for children with autism. Apparently the decision was made yesterday.

Dd has Nuerocardiogenic syncope, pots, eds, ventricular tachycardia, pacts. She passes out a lot. She can use an ecv but she can't stand or sit for extended periods. Her blood pressure drops when she stands which causes her to pass out.
i don't think they can single out one disability as being "the one," especially as it seems if they were to go that extreme they would want "proof," which we all know they can never ask for.

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Only cards being given out anywhere are for children with autism. Apparently the decision was made yesterday.

Dd has Nuerocardiogenic syncope, pots, eds, ventricular tachycardia, pacts. She passes out a lot. She can use an ecv but she can't stand or sit for extended periods. Her blood pressure drops when she stands which causes her to pass out.
It doesn't seem like that could be legal!

Besides, since they cannot ask for proof of disability (or even ask what specific disability you have), how would that work? And not everyone with autism requires the same accommodations, so again, how does that work?

I'm not disbelieving you, I'm having trouble with the idea.
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That would not be legal. Not saying anyone is lying, but I think someone somewhere misunderstood or was misinformed.
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One thing I'd like to know from the people who will be reporting from Disney is this: Will the Guest Relations outside the parks be equipped to take the photos?
I remember a long time ago having our pictures made for Aps and they were taken in the area just inside the MK, immediately to the right as you enter.

I would personally like to know where the photos (in all the WDW parks) are taken.

Thanks.

That is an awesome question. The past few times we have gone we have picked up either our APs or party tickets outside MK and gotten our GAC as well. Never even thought that it might not be able to be done there for the DAS. Thank you for thinking of this and asking.
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She went to both guest services and was told the same thing so no she did not misunderstand
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Seems more likely that they would say the cards are only needed for those with invisible disabilities "such as" autism
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Someone from WDW News Today has actually gone to MK and gotten a DAS, and is posting a lot of info on Twitter if you are interested.
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Seems more likely that they would say the cards are only needed for those with invisible disabilities "such as" autism
I think it's very possible that a misinformed CM might say it's only for autism. A few years ago, when a GAC sometimes allowed for the use of an alternate entrance at character greet locations, I saw a few people going to the exit of one location. I brought DD there in her special needs stroller and showed the GAC, which she had for needs relating to autism and other medical conditions, but which wasn't apparent at first glance. CM said, "The exit is only used for Make a Wish and autism." Exact words. So I do think it's very possible that a CM with inadequate training might say something like that.
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Only cards being given out anywhere are for children with autism. Apparently the decision was made yesterday.

Dd has Nuerocardiogenic syncope, pots, eds, ventricular tachycardia, pacts. She passes out a lot. She can use an ecv but she can't stand or sit for extended periods. Her blood pressure drops when she stands which causes her to pass out.
That cannot possibly be true, especially since it is illegal for them to ask what the disability is.
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