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Forum: Special Needs 3 Jul 14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By loadsapixiedust
You can also valet park for free if you have a...

You can also valet park for free if you have a disabled tag.
Forum: Special Needs 3 Jul 14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By loadsapixiedust
I use a needle clipper when travelling. It holds...

I use a needle clipper when travelling. It holds the needles and is very small to carry, the rest can go in household waste.
Forum: Special Needs 1 Jun 14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By loadsapixiedust
The change was over a year ago. I was told badges...

The change was over a year ago. I was told badges are now issued centrally and not by individual councils they just pass on applications once approved. We had around 2 weeks from application to it...
Forum: Special Needs 1 Jun 14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By loadsapixiedust
All onsite resort guests can park for free at...

All onsite resort guests can park for free at Disney theme parks. You will be given a parking pass when you check in. It is also worth noting that disabled badge holders can valet park free of charge...
Forum: Special Needs 1 Jun 14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,425
Posted By loadsapixiedust
We've been through this many times with DS's...

We've been through this many times with DS's carers. We now mainly use an agency so he always has some backup if someone disappears and he gets used to having a variety of people around. Faces are...
Forum: Special Needs 7 May 14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By loadsapixiedust
It's in the sticky thread at the top of this...

It's in the sticky thread at the top of this forum.
Forum: Special Needs 7 May 14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,414
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Resort valet parking is intended for those...

Resort valet parking is intended for those staying at or visiting those resorts not for avoidance of parking charges when visiting the parks. There is plenty of disabled parking at all the theme...
Forum: Special Needs 3 May 14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By loadsapixiedust
We have only used Mears for accessible taxis,...

We have only used Mears for accessible taxis, they are very good.
Forum: Special Needs 19 Apr 14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By loadsapixiedust
I think this is a question for his medical team...

I think this is a question for his medical team. Some rides have seats you can try before joining the line so he could try those, there is such a range of different restraints it would be hard to...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Apr 14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By loadsapixiedust
We've stayed at both resorts in studios with our...

We've stayed at both resorts in studios with our 3 adult family (one a wheelchair user). OKW has significantly more space and we preferred the 2 bed arrangement as having to remove and store cushions...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 13 Apr 14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By loadsapixiedust
You can use banking and borrowing to give you...

You can use banking and borrowing to give you more than 1 years worth of points. You can buy points for a reservation or you could add cash nights to a DVC stay, top up with a transfer from another...
Forum: Special Needs 13 Apr 14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By loadsapixiedust
We've always had an SUV or 7 seater as we always...

We've always had an SUV or 7 seater as we always have a wheelchair with us. Plenty of space even with luggage.
Forum: General Chat 13 Apr 14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By loadsapixiedust
We're on clay here and had to give up with lawns...

We're on clay here and had to give up with lawns. Our front garden is also steeply sloping and it was a nightmare to cut the grass. We laid a membrane and had it covered in bark chippings with some...
Forum: Special Needs 13 Apr 14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Disney's approved vendors are:- Apple Scooter...

Disney's approved vendors are:-
Apple Scooter 321-SCOOTER 726 6837 local to WDW at Crossroads shopping centre
Best Price Mobility 866-866-3434
Buena Vista Scooters 866-484-4797 or 407 938-0349...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 11 Apr 14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By loadsapixiedust
You will probably find that dates for Sept/Oct...

You will probably find that dates for Sept/Oct haven't been released yet, they are not automatically available at 180 days out. Try calling for info and keep checking here as someone will post when...
Forum: General Chat 11 Apr 14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Sending you my best wishes :pd

Sending you my best wishes :pd
Forum: General Chat 11 Apr 14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By loadsapixiedust
So sorry to read your news. We recently went...

So sorry to read your news. We recently went through similar with Mum.

We were able to borrow a wheelchair from a local Disability Centre, GP could point you in the right direction. Macmillan may...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Apr 14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,848
Posted By loadsapixiedust
In other circumstances I'd be off like a shot :(...

In other circumstances I'd be off like a shot :( I hope some lucky Dibbers can get a bargain.
Forum: Special Needs 11 Apr 14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By loadsapixiedust
The flimsier (cheaper) the chair the less...

The flimsier (cheaper) the chair the less comfortable it will be and the harder it will be to push. A more substantial chair would make things easier all round. Pushing a wheelchair around the parks...
Forum: Special Needs 11 Apr 14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By loadsapixiedust
If the only time she will need a wheelchair is...

If the only time she will need a wheelchair is immediately after the flight I'd leave the wheelchair at home and just book wheelchair assistance at MCO and on return to the UK. If this is the only...
Forum: Special Needs 11 Apr 14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Usually there is a registration page and a spare...

Usually there is a registration page and a spare copy of this along with the badge. You shouldn't need it, just display the tag hanging from the rear view mirror. The sticky thread has links to the...
Forum: Special Needs 11 Apr 14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,770
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Waiting for scans and results is hard. Fingers...

Waiting for scans and results is hard. Fingers crossed you get good results.
Forum: Special Needs 11 Apr 14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By loadsapixiedust
GAC wasn't accepted at BoG so I'd assume DAS will...

GAC wasn't accepted at BoG so I'd assume DAS will also be a no. As Caron says picking your time will help as the line isn't always very long. Is there maybe the option for one of you to queue and one...
Forum: Special Needs 11 Apr 14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By loadsapixiedust
There is a sticky thread with info about Dibb...

There is a sticky thread with info about Dibb villa accessibility. Individual owners will be happy to answer specific questions.

Onsite the design of accessible rooms can vary but you can book a...
Forum: Accommodation 7 Apr 14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By loadsapixiedust
1. Yes Bell Services will store and transfer...

1. Yes Bell Services will store and transfer luggage between resorts. Just call them from your room when you've packed up and they will collect, then call again from your next resort room for them to...
Forum: Special Needs 5 Apr 14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Links for loads of rental companies including...

Links for loads of rental companies including Randy's are in the sticky thread.
Randy's is here (http://randysmobility.com/randysmobility/)
Forum: Special Needs 5 Apr 14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Our DS has always worn Piedros. They are made of...

Our DS has always worn Piedros. They are made of leather so do allow feet to breathe and he hasn't found them too uncomfortable worn with cotton socks in summer. There are sandal and trainer styles...
Forum: Special Needs 2 Apr 14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By loadsapixiedust
The sticky thread at the top of this forum has...

The sticky thread at the top of this forum has details of the location of offices close to the main tourist areas and links to maps. They can produce a permit while you wait.
Forum: Special Needs 2 Apr 14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,031
Posted By loadsapixiedust
12 miles should be plenty for a full day in the...

12 miles should be plenty for a full day in the parks, you will need to charge it each night. Most companies have scooters that either fold or come apart for transport. Be sure to check sizes before...
Forum: Special Needs 2 Apr 14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Definitely check recent recommendations in the...

Definitely check recent recommendations in the sticky thread.
Forum: Special Needs 2 Apr 14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By loadsapixiedust
I would expect school to refer him if they have...

I would expect school to refer him if they have concerns about this. Do you already have contact with educational psychologist? That's where I would start.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Apr 14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,649
Posted By loadsapixiedust
If his medical team have given the OK I wonder...

If his medical team have given the OK I wonder why he isn't believing them. Maybe there are other issues that are stopping him. The heat won't make much difference as the harmful UV rays are still...
Forum: General Chat 28 Mar 14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Lovely news, well done to all and :pd for your...

Lovely news, well done to all and :pd for your Dad.
Forum: General Chat 27 Mar 14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Some people do make a very good living from these...

Some people do make a very good living from these catalogues. We had neighbours who did it and did very well. I think it depends on the area. We don't get many here and I rarely buy anything as I...
Forum: General Chat 27 Mar 14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,074
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Just seen this, sending you loads of positive...

Just seen this, sending you loads of positive vibes and pixie dust :pd
I hope everything turns out to be OK
Thinking of you while you wait x
Forum: General Chat 27 Mar 14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,071
Posted By loadsapixiedust
Lovely news, many congratulations :D

Lovely news, many congratulations :D
Forum: Special Needs 27 Mar 14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By loadsapixiedust
A length of stay hire will be the cheapest way...

A length of stay hire will be the cheapest way. Daily hire in the parks is much more expensive. Disney's list of preferred suppliers who are able to deliver to WDW resorts is in the sticky info...
Forum: Special Needs 27 Mar 14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By loadsapixiedust
The Universal system is very similar to DAS using...

The Universal system is very similar to DAS using a return time if the wait is over 30 mins. Just be aware that they have introduced very strict criteria for disabled guests using wheelchairs, even...
Forum: Special Needs 27 Mar 14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By loadsapixiedust
I would call them and ask all the questions you...

I would call them and ask all the questions you need to, it's not really something anyone here can answer, but you need to be sure you are adequately covered. One point to make is about your DH...
Forum: Special Needs 23 Mar 14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By loadsapixiedust
I was asked to taste DS's meds. It depends on the...

I was asked to taste DS's meds. It depends on the personnel on the day.
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