Special Needs

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.

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)...

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...

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...

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 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...

iFLY All Abilities Night

iFLY All Abilities Night iFLY All Abilities Night – On August 24, 2018 from 6 - 8 PM, iFLY is offering a night for all abilities! For those with physical or cognitive challenges, this is a great night to fly! Who/What: iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operator, is encouraging all individuals, despite physical and cognitive barriers, to push past limitations and...

Special Olympics Registration-Seminole

Special Olympics Registration Seminole Special Olympics Registration Seminole – Registration is open! Flag Football, Gymnastics, Power-lifting and Softball. Check out the link below to register. Special Olympics Registration in Seminole County is Now Open! To find more information and registration dates and schedules, click here. If you are not a registered Special Olympics Florida athlete, you must contact them before signing up...

Easterseals Walk With Me

Easterseals Walk With Me Easterseals Walk With Me – It's the 5th Annual Walk With Me family fun walk at Camp Challenge in Sorrento on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. Easterseals Walk With Me is a family fun walk around the campgrounds, open to everyone in the community to celebrate inclusion and independence for all children and adults with disabilities. Walk With Me is...

Autism Surfers Beach Festival

Autism Surfers Beach Festival Autism Surfers Beach Festival – Space Coast Surfers for Autism Beach Festival presents a surfing event for special need children on June 9th from 9am to 4pm at Lori Wilson Park, 1500 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach. Autism Surfers Beach Festival - a non for profit organization dedicated to the introduction of the sport of surfing to children with...

Sensory Friendly Science

Sensory Friendly Science Sensory Friendly Science – Orlando Science CEnter to offer sensory-friendly experiences on May 6, 2018 from 9 AM to 11 AM. WHAT: Visit Orlando Science Center during Sensory Sunday, a time to enjoy everything you love about the Science Center with a relief from extra stimuli. During this event, you can explore the Science Center with fewer crowds and...