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The Child with Autism Goes to Florida

Hundreds of Practical Tips, with Reviews of Theme Parks, Rides, Resorts, and More!

Kathy Labosh


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Experience the thrills of Florida attractions minus the meltdowns Is the Revenge of the Mummy in Universal Studios too scary for a low-functioning child? Is the Typhoon Lagoon okay for kids with sensory sensitivities? If an inevitable meltdown occurs, where can you go to cool down? Author and Mom Kathy Labosh shares all this and more in this handy little reference guide Kathy covers topics such as: Transportation and parking Tickets and tours Resort security Potential hazards Lost children Sensory issues Rides to avoid Attractions you won't want to miss include: Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Sea World, Busch Gardens. If your family is headed to Florida and you have a child with special needs, don't leave home without this guidebook.

Praise For The Child with Autism Goes to Florida: Hundreds of Practical Tips, with Reviews of Theme Parks, Rides, Resorts, and More!

"Your book was our 'bible' at Disney. Your advice was incredibly helpful and made a world of difference in the wonderful memories we have of our first family vacation together. ...

"Knowing that the advice in the book came from a parent who understands the complexities involved in dealing with autism made us feel comfortable and prepared for any uncertain situations that might arise at the park. Just one example of this occurred when our son was tired, and beginning to get frustrated. My husband thought we might have to miss the parade, but I knew just what to do. We took him to Tom Sawyer’s Island with a bucket of popcorn, and he sat in a rocking chair for an hour, just cooling off, while we enjoyed the parade immensely. I was silently thanking you the entire time. Without your advice, I never would have thought to try this strategy, and we would definitely have missed the parade! ...

"Thank you for caring enough to share you experiences with us. I told my husband that I could not imagine the amount of work it took to pull all of that incredible knowledge together—but we are both very grateful that you did." The Raffoul Family

"Its reader-friendly format and practical advice is invaluable. This booklet will help countless families plan the ultimate vacation."

Ayda Sanver Halker, Director of Information, Referral, and Customer Service

Autism Society of America


Future Horizons, 9781935274247, 113pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2011

About the Author

Kathy Labosh graduated from Penn State and worked as an economist. She is now a stay-at-home mom to Sam and Nicky, both of whom are children with autism. It became her mission to help others in similar situations. Kathy formed a Special Education Religious Class and is the author of a specialized curriculum for children with autism. She also received an Honorable Mention for Children's Fiction from "Writer's Digest." Kathy continues to work on additional books in The Child with Autism series, including "The Child with Autism at Home and in the Community" (2011), "The Child with Autism Learns about Faith" (2011), and "The Child with Autism Learns MORE about Faith "(in progress).