Welcome to a world of enchantment and wonder, tailored specifically for individuals with autism and other sensory processing needs. We are thrilled to present a meticulously curated selection of captivating events, mesmerizing attractions, and theme parks, all designed to celebrate and accommodate every member of your family. At Casiola vacation homes, we go above and beyond to ensure your well-being and enjoyment throughout your stay. Many venues also offer dedicated sensory-friendly days, and are certified Sensory Inclusive™ by KultureCity, an esteemed non-profit organization.
Your family’s well-being and enjoyment are at the heart of our mission. From the moment you set foot in O-town, these dedicated teams will be by your side, providing support, understanding, and the warmest of welcomes. They understand that parenting an autistic child requires unique attention, and are committed to ensuring a magical and stress-free experience for all. Together, we seek to create treasured memories, just what Casiola is known for! So, let the adventure begin!
Sunflowers at the airport
Upon arriving at Orlando International Airport (MCO), you have the opportunity to acquire a Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard, providing you with additional assistance throughout your journey. These lanyards have gained widespread recognition and are available in more than 30 airports worldwide, ensuring a seamless and inclusive vacation experience, not just limited to Orlando.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyards serve as an essential tool in creating a more supportive and understanding environment for individuals with hidden disabilities. By wearing this distinctive symbol, airport staff and fellow travelers can readily identify and offer appropriate assistance or accommodations.
Whether you require extra time, specialized assistance, or simply prefer a more comfortable travel experience, the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard can help facilitate a smooth journey. It serves as a universal indicator, transcending language barriers and providing a consistent message of understanding and support across different airports.
So, whether you’re embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Orlando or exploring other destinations, remember to pick up a Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard at Orlando International Airport or any of the participating airports worldwide. It’s a valuable piece of the puzzle, ensuring your travel experience is inclusive and tailored to your needs, making your vacation truly unforgettable.
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
Prepare for an “awesome” experience at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, where everything is designed to cater to individuals on the autism spectrum. All of their U.S. parks hold the prestigious certification as Autism Centers, highlighting their commitment to prioritizing the safety and enjoyment of both children and family members with autism.
At LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, a team of specialized employees undergoes comprehensive training to ensure a welcoming and understanding environment for all guests. This training equips them with the knowledge and skills to provide the necessary support and accommodations to individuals with autism.
To further enhance the experience, LEGOLAND® offers special Sensory Guides that provide detailed information about each park. These guides assist guests in planning their visit by providing insight into sensory experiences, such as lighting, sounds, and potential triggers. This valuable resource allows families to prepare and make informed decisions about their time at the park.
For those who may struggle with waiting in line, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort offers the HERO Pass, an incredible option to minimize wait times and provide a more comfortable experience. With the HERO Pass, guests can enjoy their favorite attractions without the stress of lengthy queues.
Whether you choose to visit LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, LEGOLAND® Water Park, or the Peppa Pig Theme Park, all located near Orlando, you can expect a fantastic and inclusive experience. These parks are dedicated to ensuring that individuals on the autism spectrum and their families can fully enjoy the magic of LEGOLAND® and create lasting memories together.
So, get ready to immerse yourself in a world of creativity, adventure, and LEGO® bricks, knowing that LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is committed to providing an inclusive and unforgettable experience for everyone who walks through their doors.
Walt Disney World® Resort
Walt Disney World® Resort is committed to making magical experiences accessible to families with autistic children. With park-specific guides and comprehensive information available for Magic Kingdom® Park, EPCOT®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, families can plan their visit with valuable insights into sensory experiences and quiet areas. Additionally, the Disability Access Service (DAS) program ensures that eligible guests can enjoy attractions without the need to wait in conventional queues, reducing stress and maximizing enjoyment. Disney World takes great care to ensure that all attractions are accessible to guests with disabilities, with detailed information available on their list of Disability Access for Disney World Attractions. It’s important to note that individuals with a DAS pass must also meet height requirements for rides. Plus, the convenience of pre-registering for the DAS service saves time at the park entrance, allowing families to dive straight into the enchantment that awaits.
Experience the magic of Walt Disney World® Resort, where inclusivity and memorable moments go hand in hand. By providing resources, and services tailored to the needs of families with autistic children, Disney World is dedicated to creating a welcoming and enjoyable environment for everyone. With their ongoing commitment to accessibility, families can embark on a journey of wonder and adventure, knowing that Walt Disney World® Resort is there to ensure a truly magical experience for all.
Universal Orlando™ Resort
Universal Orlando™ Resort is dedicated to creating a fantastic and inclusive experience for individuals with autism and other cognitive disabilities. With their detailed planning guide, guests can access invaluable tips and information to navigate Universal Studios™ Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure™, Universal CityWalk™, and Universal Volcano Bay™. This guide offers insights into sensory experiences, and accessibility options available throughout the parks, empowering individuals and their families to make the most of their visit.
To ensure a more comfortable experience, Universal Orlando™ Resort offers the Attraction Assistance Pass (AAP). This pass allows guests to avoid standby lines, reducing potential sensory overload and providing a smoother experience. Additionally, Universal Studios™ Florida features a designated quiet room at the front of the park, offering a serene space for individuals to take a break, relax, and recharge amidst the excitement.
With their unwavering commitment to inclusivity, Universal Orlando™ Resort creates an environment where everyone can enjoy the magic and adventure that awaits. By providing valuable resources, and dedicated spaces, they ensure that individuals with autism and other cognitive disabilities have a fantastic time, creating unforgettable memories for all who visit.
SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica® take great pride in being Certified Autism Centers™, demonstrating their commitment to inclusivity for all visitors. With their team members receiving specialized training, they are equipped to cater to the unique needs of autistic guests, ensuring a welcoming and understanding atmosphere throughout the parks. The IBCCES Sensory Guide serves as a valuable resource for planning ahead, offering insights into sensory experiences and providing families with the necessary information to prepare for a smooth and enjoyable visit. Once inside the parks, guests can find a range of accommodations such as noise-reducing headphones, quiet rooms, and low sensory areas, allowing individuals to take breaks and find moments of tranquility amidst the excitement. For those who qualify, their Ride Accessibility Program allows you to bypass standby lines, reducing sensory overload.
One of the highlights of the experience is the opportunity to join Julia, an extraordinary 4-year-old with autism, in Sesame Street Land. Julia’s presence serves as a powerful teaching tool, emphasizing the importance of embracing diversity and celebrating the shared joy of play and friendship. Daily meet and greets with Julia provide a heartwarming experience, allowing guests to create cherished memories while fostering understanding and inclusivity. To embark on this heartwarming journey with Julia, guests are encouraged to check the park schedule and make their way to Sesame Street Land for an enchanting and inspiring encounter.
SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica® continuously strive to provide a remarkable experience for all guests, ensuring that individuals with autism and their families can fully enjoy the parks. Through their certified status, specialized accommodations, and the presence of Julia, they embrace the principles of inclusivity, education, and fun, ensuring that every visit is memorable, meaningful, and filled with magical moments.
Exploring Orlando’s sensory-friendly attractions while staying with Casiola vacation homes
When it comes to planning an unforgettable vacation that caters to the needs of individuals with autism and other cognitive disabilities, the Orlando area offers an array of inclusive and accommodating experiences. From the enchanting wonders of Walt Disney World® Resort to the thrilling adventures at Universal Orlando™ Resort and the heartwarming encounters with Julia in Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld® Orlando, these renowned destinations have taken great strides to ensure that every guest can enjoy their time to the fullest.
Furthermore, staying with Casiola vacation homes adds an extra layer of comfort and convenience to your trip. Casiola understands the unique attention required when parenting an autistic child and is committed to providing a stress-free and magical experience for all families. Our dedicated teams are by your side, offering support, understanding, and a warm welcome from the moment you arrive.
With the combination of these exceptional attractions and the comfort of Casiola vacation homes, families can embark on a journey where inclusivity, joy, and treasured memories come together. Whether it’s exploring theme parks, discovering new adventures, or taking moments of relaxation, the Orlando area and Casiola vacation homes are ready to create a truly remarkable and inclusive vacation experience for all. Let the adventure begin and make lasting memories that will be cherished for a lifetime!
Beautifully Decorated 9 BR Pool Home w/Spa + Game Room!
House - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoRelax in the Florida sun in this beautifully designed, 9 bedroom 5 bath Orlando vacation home. Located in the Retreat at ChampionsGate in Davenport Florida, just minutes from Walt Disney World Orlando! As a guest of ChampionsGate Resort, you will have free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -25,000-square-foot "Oasis Clubhouse" -Zero-entry Family Pool and Whirlpool -Kids Pool and Splash Pad -3 Waterslides -Lazy River -Adults-only Pool -Tiki Bar -Spa -Full-service Restaurant and Bar -Fitness Center and Aerobics Room -Game/Arcade Room -Movie Theater -Volleyball and Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: The kitchen offers beautiful granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances along with everything you need to cook up your families favorite home cooked meals! The dining room and breakfast bar offer plenty of seating for the whole family to enjoy those delicious home cooked meals in your home away from home! Experience endless hours of family fun in the game room where you'll find a pool table, Foosball table, and your very own putting green! Let the games begin! The upstairs loft is equipped with a projector system for you and your family to watch your favorite movies and new new releases! Experience your own personal movie theater right from your vacation home. The downstairs floor offers 2 master bedrooms with king size beds AND en-suite bathrooms! Out of the 7 bedrooms you'll find upstairs, 3 of them are dedicated just for the little ones! They'll get to sleep and play in an Avengers themed bedroom offering 3 full size beds, a Minions themed bedroom with a full and twin size bed, AND a Disney themed bedroom also with a full and twin size bed! These fun and exciting bedrooms are sure to make their Orlando vacation one to remember! The other 4 upstairs bedrooms are perfect for teens and adults! Beautifully decorated in relaxing tones, they offer the perfect space to relax and experience an excellent nights sleep! You'll find 3 of these lovely rooms with king size beds and 1 room with a full and twin size beds. If you enjoy watching TV before you fall asleep, don't worry because we've got you covered! Each bedroom includes it's own flat screen TV! In fact, there are 2 flat screen TV's in the Avengers room! There's plenty of bathroom space for everyone to get ready for the day as a large shared bathroom with double sinks accompanies 4 of the upstairs bedrooms and a full size bathroom is located off of the loft area. Enjoy your sunny Florida vacation in the ChampionsGate resort with your own private pool, with covered lanai. Soak up the Florida sun while relaxing on the comfortable chaise lounge chairs AND enjoy lunch and evening meals at the outdoor dining area! **Optional pool heat is available for $35/day + tax. We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with stay at Champions Gate Resort! You will be staying less than 20 minutes from Universal Studios, Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. As part of the ChampionsGate community, numerous restaurants, grocery store, drug stores, and other retailers are close by and easily accessible.
Spacious, Family-Friendly Pool Home w/Game Room in Solara
House - Solara Resort - OrlandoIf you're planning a vacation to Orlando, this spacious, fully furnished, family-friendly, private pool home in Solara Resort is the perfect option for you! With 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this vacation home can comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests. Solara Resort is a new gated resort community at the center of all of Orlando’s exciting attractions. Located just a short 10 min drive from Walt Disney World, this stunning resort offers everything from a luxury clubhouse to expansive the clubhouse feature not only an expansive water complex. As a guest of Solara Resort, you can enjoy free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -Heated Grand Pool -FlowRider Wave/Surf Simulator (*Fee Required*) -Poolside Cabanas -Pool Bar -Fitness Center -Outdoor Fitness Lawn -Sand Volleyball Court -Soccer Field -Full-sized Basketball Court -Indoor and Outdoor Lounges -Workstations -Tween/teen Hangout Center -Children’s Playground -Ice Cream Parlor -Bar and Grill -And more! THE SPACE: Enter a breathtaking open concept living and dining area with vaulted ceilings, rustic decorative touches, and an idyllic view of your private pool area. Now, that is what you call a vacation home! For additional lounging space, head upstairs to the loft area. Here, you'll find a large sectional with a built-in chaise lounge and a card table. The deluxe dining area comes with a striking table prepared for ten and the breakfast bar accommodates an additional four. So, whether you are serving up your favorite dish for the entire family or planning a relaxing night of take-out, this fully loaded gourmet kitchen, embellished with pastoral cabinetry, gorgeous granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances, makes dining a dream. Need to get a little work done while on vacation? Tucked away you will find an additional workstation that allows you to obtain a touch of privacy while still being a part of the action. In the mood for some competition? Start up a round of billiards or get a game of foosball going in the game room! This home includes 6 luxurious, well-appointed bedrooms. The master bedroom features a king size bed, matching nightstands, and its very own en-suite with an extra-large stall glass shower. The second master suite features another king size bed and its own en suite bathroom with two vanities and an elegant sink and walk-in shower. Stocked with two bunkbeds and its very own wall-mount TV, the little ones will love this next room! When it comes to this next guest bedroom, a queen size bed, ornate furnishings, window seat, and bathroom set the scene for a relaxing and tranquil retreat. Next door, modern style and convenience makes its way centerstage with a queen size bed, trendy wall display, additional seating, and a private bathroom. Need additional sleeping space? The final bedroom offers two twin beds, a wall mounted TV, and a countryside dresser. Ready for some fun? Slide open the glass doors and step out onto your screened-in lanai. With table and lounge seating for sixteen, you can host the backyard get together of a lifetime! Kick back and dive into your own private pool with a built-in spa. **You can even turn your spa into a hot tub by adding an optional pool and spa heat package for only $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.**
9BR/5BA Pool Home at ChampionsGate Resort *Sleeps 23*
House - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoYour family will have plenty of space to relax and enjoy vacation in this 9 bedroom/ 5 bathroom home in ChampionsGate! Spacious, expertly designed, and packed with an unbeatable selection of amenities, this vacation home is unmatched! As a guest of ChampionsGate Resort, you will have free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -25,000-square-foot "Oasis Clubhouse" -Zero-entry Family Pool and Whirlpool -Kids Pool and Splash Pad -3 Waterslides -Lazy River -Adults-only Pool -Tiki Bar -Spa -Full-service Restaurant and Bar -Fitness Center and Aerobics Room -Game/Arcade Room -Movie Theater -Volleyball and Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: The 1st floor features a spacious, inviting living room (equipped with 65" TV), dining area with table seating for 10 people, breakfast bar, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and granite counter tops, as well as two bedrooms (both with en-suites). The second floor offers a loft area and 7 additional bedrooms, 3 of which are themed rooms for kids/teens). The younger members of your group can choose from Harry Potter, Star Wars and Princess themed rooms. *Every bedroom has its own TV.* The outside area features a private swimming pool and lounger chairs for ultimate fun and relaxation! **Optional pool heat is available for $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** This home also includes an extraordinary Justice League themed game room, complete with game consoles, pro gaming chairs, pool and air hockey table! For your convenience, a full size washer and dryer is available in the home for your use (So you can pack light!) Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with stay at Champions Gate Resort! You will be staying less than 20 minutes from Universal Studios, Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. As part of the ChampionsGate community, numerous restaurants, grocery store, drug stores, and other retailers are close by and easily accessible.
Modern Townhome w/ Pool+ Spa | Game Room | BBQ
Townhome - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoThis stunning 5 bedroom, 5 bath townhome in ChampionsGate is spacious, expertly designed, and equipped with unbeatable amenities such as a game room, pool/spa, BBQ, and themed bedrooms that will make your Orlando vacation one for the books! With sleeping space for up to 10 guests, this vacation home is perfect for groups or families. As a guest of ChampionsGate Resort, you will have free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -25,000-square-foot "Oasis Clubhouse" -Zero-entry Family Pool and Whirlpool -Kids Pool and Splash Pad -3 Waterslides -Lazy River -Adults-only Pool -Tiki Bar -Spa -Full-service Restaurant and Bar -Fitness Center and Aerobics Room -Game/Arcade Room -Movie Theater -Volleyball and Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: The large fully equipped kitchen features beautiful counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of easy to use amenities. Enjoy meals together in the nearby dining area, breakfast bar, or even outdoors on the patio. The kitchen area includes four barstool seats and the dining table nearby offers seating for eight guests. Open and inviting, the living room space features high ceilings, show-stopping appointments, a plush sectional, large flat-screen television, and a stunning view via sliding glass doors of the private outdoor pool area. For additional lounging and entertainment space, there is also a loft area with a Smart TV. Beautifully furnished and tastefully styled, the Bedroom #1 is a rich and vibrant space, featuring a luxurious king-size bed with an elegant wood headboard, complimented by a dark green accent wall. Bedroom presents a tasteful light blue color scheme and also includes a king size bed. For your privacy and convenience, it is equipped with an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The third bedroom is a king-size room as well and is also equipped with an en-suite bathroom with both a shower and bathtub. Mickey Mouse décor and bright red color accents make this space fun and lively . Any wizards in your group? The fourth bedroom offers a luxurious king-size bed and boasts a Harry Potter theme! Lastly, showcasing two twin beds and a Guardians of the Galaxy theme, the fifth bedroom is perfect for kids! *All rooms are complete with Smart TV's and ceiling fans.* The outdoor space is perfect for grilling while watching the kids having fun in your own private swimming pool and spa! **Optional pool and spa heat is available for $35/day + tax. We would recommend adding pool heat to your reservation between the months of November and April.** For fun indoors, this home offers a incredible game room with poker table, Smart TV, and arcade games! Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with stay at Champions Gate Resort! You will be staying less than 20 minutes from Universal Studios, Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. As part of the ChampionsGate community, numerous restaurants, grocery store, drug stores, and other retailers are close by and easily accessible.
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