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If you’re looking for special needs events or information, check this category. There are never a lot of these special events in Central Florida, but the ones that we do have are always well done.

Make Em Smile is one of our favorite special needs events in Central Florida and it’s a great way to get out at Lake Eola and connect with businesses that help special needs families and families in general.

This category includes sensory free events like those held at Whole Foods or Chuck E Cheese. We love these events as they allow all kids to enjoy what Central Florida has to offer.

Blue Man Group’s Autism-Friendly Show

Blue Man Group's Autism-Friendly Show Blue Man Group's Autism-Friendly Show – Join Blue Man Group at Universal CityWalk for this special show on Saturday, December 9th at 6pm. Blue Man Group's Autism-Friendly Show - is teaming up with the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, Autism Speaks.  Slight modifications will be made to the show including reducing sound and light levels at various...

Orlando Gluten Free Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Orlando Gluten Free Kid-Friendly Restaurants Orlando Gluten Free Kid-Friendly Restaurants – We've put together a list of popular restaurants that are kid-friendly AND have gluten free options for your family. We recently had a Central Florida mom write in and ask us to put together a guide for Kid-Friendly Gluten Free Restaurants in Central Florida. So, we've gone to work to...

Orlando Special Needs Soccer Program

Orlando Special Needs Soccer Program Orlando Special Needs Soccer Program – ACYS is bringing TOPSoccer to Central Florida for kids with special needs ages 3-15 in February 2018. Volunteers and players can register for this event in Orlando. ACYS TOPSoccer is a FREE local community-based soccer program that is designed to adapt the game of soccer to meet the needs of...

Sensory Friendly Day at Madame Tussauds

Sensory Friendly Day at Madame Tussauds Sensory Friendly Day at Madame Tussauds – Madame Tussauds Orlando is kicking off its first ever Sensory Friendly Saturday on September 22nd 2018 from 8:30AM to 10:00AM at 8401 International Drive, Suite 100, Orlando. Sensory Friendly Day at Madame Tussauds - On September 22nd from 8:30AM to 10:00AM, enjoy famous fun before the public for a sensory...

Orlando Family Fun Festival 2018

Orlando Family Fun Festival 2018 Orlando Family Fun Festival 2018 – On Saturday, February 24, 2018, join the ACYS Family Fun Festival at Trotters Park, located at 2105 Lee Road in Orlando. The purpose of the day will be to celebrate our community. We are inviting our ACYS families and friends and all local members of our community to join us...

Aquatica Orlando Autism Center

Aquatica Orlando Autism Center Aquatica Orlando Autism Center – Aquatica Orlando becomes the first water park in the world to be certifies an Autism Center. What: Aquatica Orlando in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), announced the completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training as well as an onsite review of the park property and guest experience.  The completion designates...

Brevard Zoo Special Needs Programs

Brevard Zoo Special Needs Programs Brevard Zoo Special Needs Programs – Brevard Zoo expands offerings for guests with special needs. Check out their new offerings below! As part of an institution-wide initiative to enhance accessibility, Brevard Zoo has rolled out several programs, offered at no additional cost, to address the unique needs of community members with special needs and their families. “We believe...

Discovery Cove is Now a Certified Autism Center

Discovery Cove is Now a Certified Autism Center Discovery Cove is Now a Certified Autism Center – Today, Discovery Cove, in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), announced the completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training as well as an onsite review of the park property and guest experience. The completion designates Discovery Cove as a Certified Autism...

Orlando Mascot Games 2018

Orlando Mascot Games 2018 Orlando Mascot Games 2018 – On June 22 and 23, 2018, head tot he Amway Center for the 25th Anniversary Mascot Games. This is a fun-filled family event that brings mascots from across Central Florida and across the nation together to compete against each other in the...Mascot Games! Your family will be given a team to...

Orlando Shakes Jack and the Beanstalk

Orlando Shakes Jack and the Beanstalk Orlando Shakes Jack and the Beanstalk – Jack and the Beanstalk, a new musical by Michael Andrew, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, appears in the Margeson Theater from April 4 - May 4, 2019. Tickets ($10 - $20) are available now by phone (407)...