Here's why Disney's DAS will not work.
by, 27-Feb-2014 at 00:17 (417 Views)
Not only do I have autism (and other issues as well), but my parents are physically-impaired. Getting a return time would be somewhat easy. What would really get them is the amount of walking in order to pass the time for the DAS return time. They don't have the endurance to do that. No, a wheelchair is not an option. There'd only be three of us for one thing. My mom would most likely use a wheelchair, but my dad hates them. He prefers walking as much as he can, just not beyond his limit.
Also, if someone comes in with a wheelchair, odds are... they won't allow me to have the DAS if my mom is in a wheelchair. I have a hard time waiting in lines, and I also have trouble understanding the concept of time. I could be in the car for five minutes waiting for my parents, and it actually feels like it's been much longer than that. Just saying. That's basically the problem here. The DAS only accommodates for people who can't wait in line. It doesn't accommodate people with MS or other issues.
Yeah, you can say shit like, "If you can't handle it, don't go to the parks," but that's like saying that if a person in a wheelchair can't use the stairs, then they shouldn't go into a building. Why else do they have ramps for wheelchairs? If visibly-handicapped people can be accommodated for those things, then so can people with invisible ones. We have just as much problems as someone who uses a wheelchair, if not more. We can't help it if we need 'special treatment' to enjoy the parks.
It's not our faults for enjoying certain things differently than others do. Don't just tell someone they shouldn't go because they can't handle it like everyone else. They have every right to be apart of something like normal people. In order to do that, they need to have accommodations, just like a person in a wheelchair needs a ramp.