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musicgeek
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Originally posted by Mickey is a little deuce coupe:
"disabilities" can mean many different things, musicgeek. In particular, this thread is about terminally ill children whose wish is to come to Disney World.

But if we're going on the tangent of disabilities, I met a girl last week that was autistic and deaf. Her mom was THRILLED when I started signing to the girl.

I wasn't going on a tangent. The article linked in the OP specifically mentions "disabled people and those with life-threatening illnesses," citing in particular a rumor that "official policy does not allow the filming of disabled children, or those with a life-threatening illness."

No harm done - the title of the thread mentions only terminal illness, but the OP and the linked article both include general disability as well. My post didn't add anything tremendous to the discussion, but I thought it might be worthwhile to note that a glossy lifestyle publication gives Disney top marks for accomodating those with disabilities, and provides a picture, neatly refuting two of the major claims in the article referenced by the O.P.

In any case, keep up the good work -- maybe my family (including my son, who may or may not have an autistic spectrum disorder - we're still testing) will be lucky enough to run into you next year when we visit DisneyWorld!

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Hey everyone Benjamin was released from the hospital today and is at home doing better. [Smile]

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ali_marea
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Originally posted by Rivkah Chaya:
Just FTR: Duchenne MD is a progressive disease that does not always follow a regular course. A healthy looking 5-year-old may be a 10-year-old in a wheelchair, and a bed-bound 15-year-old. The oldest person in the US right now with DMD is someone I've met-- he's 25.

That's not entirely accurate. A friend of mine has Duchenne's and he's a year older than me. 31.

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