I know we could get a pass for him that may shorten lines but I'd feel weird about using it since he only has Autism and Anxiety issues when other kids have more physical needs for the pass. Not sure how people would react to that, ya know?
Anyways, long story short, I'm very wary of having that happen again. I don't want to have to explain why he needs accomodations sometimes to everyone and yet he looks "normal". Anyone use these with kids who don't have a physical limitation?
I can understand your fear, though, as I felt the same way before we went last year. I was sure something bad/negative would happen or someone would make some comment or something. But all cast members were very professional and I didn't have any issues from other guests.
We took ds to the circus last fall and it was a disaster. He wasn't even in there for 5 minutes before he was freaking out. We will probably never take him to the circus again.... but DisneyWorld he did great at. Go figure
When we used the pass last year I didn't have one single person give us a hard time about it. The way the alternate entrances are set up the people in the regular line don't really see you anyway. I also found every cast member to be really discreet as well.
Please don't feel like your son doesn't deserve to use the card because he "just" has autism and anxiety. You aren't taking a card away from another child, everyone who needs one gets one.
And remember- sometimes there will be a ride that doesn't have a long wait. If that happens, don't use the pass. There were times when we didn't use the pass because we thought ds would do well in the regular ride. But when that line was a 45 minute wait you can bet we used the pass! LOL!
I felt no guilt about it at all. DS has struggled so much more in everyday things than a typical child that he deserves to have a wonderful vacation!