Dreams Take Flight Ottawa uses specific criteria to choose special needs children from various selected agencies. In order to participate, the child must:
- Be between the ages of 6 – 12. In exceptional circumstances children outside this age range may be considered.
- Be a Canadian citizen.
- Be able to legally enter the United States.
- Be medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged.
- Have never been to a Disney Theme Park.
- Be able to communicate orally or in sign language.
- Be able to function in a group situation and be able to endure an extremely long day.
- Attend the mandatory Orientation Meeting before the Day of Flight.