A lawsuit has been filed against The Walt Disney Company. The 16 families who are filing the suit are claiming that Disney Theme Parks don’t do enough to accommodate children with autism, and are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to these families, it is more difficult for autistic children to wait in long lines for attractions.
Disney says that it does provide assistance for autistic children, but in the last year Disney did change its its policy for “disability access service”. Prior to October 2013, the parks used to offer a special card that allowed guests with disabilities to schedule specific times to visit attractions, but after reports surfaced that guests were hiring disabled people in order to skip the lines, they ended the program. Disney says it has an unwavering commitment to accommodating every guest, and that it follows all ADA requirements.
Kenneth G. Marks has been practicing personal injury law since he was admitted to the California Bar in 1981. www.KmarksLaw.com