Kids and Families

There are many activities interesting to kids and parents throughout convention week.  The ACB/Deque exhibit area, the Regal Entertainment Youth Activity Center, and many of the tours provide opportunities for blind and visually impaired children to experience a fantastic convention week; see the YAC and Tours sections of this program and the Paddlewheel Gazette for more details.
 
Many of the workshops and seminars, as well as the general and special-interest affiliate program sessions, are filled with topics of interest to parents.  Examples of such options include career programs, how-to tech sessions, special seminars on education, rehabilitation, and transportation, and much more.
 
If you need child care services, check with the hotel concierge for local service referrals.  Fees are usually based on age and number of children.

Youth Activity Center

Sponsored by Regal Entertainment Group
Registration: $5 ($5)
Daily YAC: $10 ($15)
Kids 6 to 17 can enjoy a great week of tours and activities in the YAC. Pick up a schedule and a copy of the YAC rules at the YAC in Segell.  Purchase tickets at Registration.
 
The YAC opens on Monday morning in Segell.  Parents need to sign permission slips and review YAC rules before kids can participate in YAC activities.
The YAC opens each morning, Monday through Friday, at 8:15; activities begin at 8:30 AM.  A light breakfast, snacks and lunch are included in the registration and ticket fees.
 
Kids should bring a backpack for carrying personal belongings, a water bottle, sunscreen and cap.  Kids must wear their convention registration badges when the group visits local attractions.  They should also bring an old shirt to wear for crafts and other messy activities, and don't forget swimsuits.
 
Each child must complete a registration form and pay the ACB convention administrative fee.  YAC registration is also required before children can participate in any YAC event.

IMPORTANT:

Parents MUST accompany children to the YAC the first time to sign permission slips, waivers, etc.  Children may not participate in any YAC activities or events if forms are not completed and signed.  A parent or guardian who is attending the convention must be reachable at all times via a working cell phone number.
 
The YAC closes at 5:00 PM each afternoon; children must be picked up by then each day.
 
Necessary medications MUST be supplied each day.  Parents will be required to remove children who exhibit uncontrollable or highly inappropriate behaviors.