Free concert for Autism

The Help Group & Music for Autism present “The Mostly Disney” ensemble an autism friendly romp through Disney’s most famous musicals and songs. Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive non-profit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning […]

The Disney debate, has Mickey lost his magic? – Opinion

  I’ve never been to any of the Disney resorts, it’s not because I’m not a fan of animation, we love nothing more than to sit down and watch a Disney or Pixar film together. We don’t live close enough to visit one of the resorts, and it’s never been on top of the children’s […]

Autism Hippie struggles on a day out in Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Autistic son

A mother who decided to take her Autistic son to Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s after the change in regulations we reported on October 1 of Disney’s change in policy regarding their Fast Pass tickets. The outspoken Autism Hippie set her Facebook page up on August 13 this year and took her son, Mike along for a […]

The magic of Disney – dulled for disabled children

A policy change in allowing disabled children to go to the front of queues in Disney’s Orlando and California parks has sparked a huge media debate, and anger within disability rights campaigners. The change in policy, due on October 9,  means that children with disabilities cannot go to the front of the queue as in […]

Autism friendly theater play: The Lion King

Autism Daily Newscast recently reported on the increasing numbers of films that are being presented in autism friendly setting. Live theater is also taking up the challenge of offering special productions for children with special needs. If taking a small child to watch a theater play has proven to be a challenge, you can just […]

Walt Disney theme parks in California sued by families affected by autism

Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were sued in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday May 12th by more then twelve families with autistic children. The suit deals with a theme park program introduced year and a half ago by the House of Mouse for people with learning and intellectual differences such as […]

Update – Walt Disney face 14 new individual lawsuits from famillies affected by autism

Walt Disney –We have covered the ongoing lawsuit claims  against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for the past few months, our last report can be read here. It has now come to light that that fourteen new individuals are now filing lawsuits against Disney for violations regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act. The filings were […]

Disney Update – Denies changes to its policy for disabled and special needs guests is in violation of Americans with Disabilities Act

CALIFORNIA –  Earlier this year a lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was filed by several families with special need children, stating Disney’s new policy for people with disabilities are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This week, Disney, in a 93 page filing with the United States District Court for the Central […]

Anna Kennedy OBE and The Lion King

Lycium Theatre, London – Anna Kennedy OBE was invited by Disney Head Office to attend an Autism Friendly performance of The Lion King at the Lycium on May 4. Disney has been working with the National Autistic Society (NAS) since last year and as Anna Kennedy Online is a charity, Anna and Austin Hughes were […]

Disney films help autistic boy communicate

Boston – Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ron Suskind has published a candid book about his autistic son entitled ‘Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism‘, explaining how the animated films were often the only way to reach him. You can read more about the book from Autism Daily Newscast here. Owen Suskind was […]