My DB has a 16 year old profoundly autistic son. We would like to plan a short trip in February with just the 3 of us…no large groups of friends and family like we normally do. We would plan our days very differently knowing his limitations…he can only tolerate stimulation for about 2 hours without becoming extremely agitated, so we would go to the parks early in the morning for just a few attractions, and then head back to the resort. We wouldn’t do any of the evening shows, as the loud fireworks would really upset him. We would probably eat most of our meals in our room…eating is a VERY tactile experience for him (read: he eats with his hands, and the table and he are a mess beyond compare at the end of the meal).
With all that said, has anyone ever traveled to WDW with a profoundly autistic teenager? Can you share any tips? I welcome your advice…thanks!