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The Magic of Disney Part 2: Matterhorn, Pluto & the Twist

February 27, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Doug Goldberg

If you have kept up with my past blogs you know how much the House of Mouse means to my family and especially to my son who turned 10 this past week.  This year he wanted to go to Disneyland for his birthday and stay at his favorite place, the Disneyland Hotel.  We have stayed at the Disneyland Hotel many times in the past but have not been there in over 2 years because the rooms had become run down and the cost had continued to rise.  Since they have spent the last 2 years renovating the rooms and your child only turns 10 (double digits) once in his lifetime, we decided to splurge.  Once again, Disney did not let us down and we had another memorable experience.  Read the rest of this entry →

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The Magic of Disney has Always Provided Miracles for my Son with Special Needs

December 22, 2010 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Doug Goldberg

We just returned from another successful trip to Disneyland.  If you don’t live in California, you might not realize that our latest Disneyland trip coincided with the largest 4 day thunderstorm that Los Angeles has ever seen.  At times the rain was falling at 2 to 3 inches an hour and the breaks in the rain were few and far between.  So how could we have had such a successful trip?  I will get to that later, but first I need to explain how Disney has provided my family with so many miracles.

If you have kept up with my blogs my son is 9 years old and in his short life he has had speech delays, fine motor delays, gross motor delays, sensory challenges, growth challenges and more.  We started bringing him to Disneyland multiple times a year since he was born. Read the rest of this entry →

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