IBCCES Accessibility Card

IBCCES Accessibility Card

The IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) is designed to help individuals with cognitive or physical disorders identify and receive helpful accommodations at certified attractions worldwide.

What is the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?

Receiving help for individuals with special needs at an attraction can be stressful and frustrating. Luckily, most parks and attractions are making accommodations so that everyone in the family can still enjoy the fun on vacation. The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) created the digital IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) as a free resource for individuals with cognitive disorders or physical impairments who need special accommodations or services at certified attractions.

The IAC helps you identify the accommodations needed and communicate those needs to attractions you would like to visit. Please read the below information very carefully and note that the IAC does NOT guarantee any special accommodations or benefits and accommodations provided are at the sole discretion of the attraction.

Ready to Get Started?

Choose one of the options below to register a dependent or yourself for helpful accommodations.

*Individuals requesting the IAC card for themselves must be 18 years or older

IBCCES is a Preferred Partner of:

Simple 3 Step Process

Important Information:

  • The sole purpose of this document is to pre-register you as a individual who may need accommodations due to special needs
  • This is NOT a ticket and does NOT grant you access to any attraction. You will still need to purchase a ticket for admission
  • This document does NOT guarantee you any benefits or accommodations. All accommodations afforded to individuals with special needs are at the sole discretion of the attraction
  • Please present this document at the guest services desk upon arrival for details about what accommodations may be available
  • All posted rules and regulations for the attraction you are visiting still apply

Information Needed for Registration:

  • Recent photo of the cardholder for identification purposes
  • General information about the cardholder including cognitive disorders or disabilities and any accommodations that would be helpful
  • Contact information for the parent/guardian or support person of the cardholder
  • Contact information for the healthcare provider of the cardholder. This includes their doctor, therapist, or counselor
  • Statement from your healthcare provider regarding the extent and circumstances of your disability/disorder

Who is Eligible to Register?

Individuals who may require special accommodations due to any of the following conditions are eligible to register for the IBCCES Accessibility Card:
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Autism
  • Dementia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Limited Mobility
  • Pregnancy
  • PTSD
  • Visually Impaired

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long is the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) valid for?

The IAC card is good for 1 year following the registration date and can be updated/renewed as many times as needed.

Which attractions accept the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?

Most of the Certified Autism Centers listed on AutismTravel.com accept the Accessibility Card. Please contact the park directly to see what accommodations are available.

Do I get a physical card?

The IAC card is available for digital download only but also has the option to print if needed.

Where do I show the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?

Please present your card at the guest services desk upon arrival for details about what accommodations may be available.

Is a statement from my healthcare provider required?

Yes, to be eligible for the Accessibility Card you must upload a photo or pdf of a statement from your healthcare provider regarding the extent and circumstances of your disability/disorder.

How much is the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?

The IAC card is a free resource to help individuals with cognitive disorders or physical impairments identify helpful accommodations when visiting certified attractions.

What is the registration process?

Registration can be done in 3 simple steps:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Take print or digital copy to guest services desk at your favorite certified attraction 
  3. Gain access to accommodations offered by attraction

What if I lose/delete my IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?

You can login to your IAC registration here and reprint or download your card at any time.