Columbia Association Aquatics Department Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation to Enhance Accessibility Offerings

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) is proud to announce that Columbia Association Aquatics Department (CA) becomes the first of its kind in Maryland to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. This recognition signifies the department’s commitment to building inclusive spaces and programs for autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals and their families. The team completed a comprehensive training and certification process to better understand and welcome these community members. Additionally, IBCCES conducted an onsite review to provide the department with valuable insights on further enhancing their facilities and implementing detailed sensory guides as part of the certification process.
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Gisele Clark on Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace at Hilton Dubai The Walk

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In this episode of the Accessibility Champions Podcast, Dr. Geraldine Naidoo sits down with Gisele Clark, a distinguished hotel manager with over 25 years of international experience in the hospitality industry. Currently serving as the hotel manager at Hilton Dubai The Walk, Gisele shares her journey and insights into promoting diversity and inclusion within the hospitality sector. From pioneering initiatives that celebrate diverse talents to spearheading inclusive recruitment and training programs, Gisele’s commitment to creating welcoming environments for all is truly inspiring.

 

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Spinners Pinball Arcade Renews Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Further Enhancing Accessibility Offerings for All Guests

Spinners Pinball Arcade, a non-profit charity arcade, proudly announces its recertification as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Specialized training and certification provided by IBCCES has equipped the team at Spinners Pinball Arcade with the necessary resources and best practices to accommodate and assist every guest that visits the arcade, including autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals.
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The Gilbert Police Department Renews Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Continues Enhancing Accessibility

Taking a significant step towards fostering inclusivity and support for autistic individuals and their families, the Gilbert Police Department announces the renewal of its Certified Autism Center™ designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation underscores the department’s unwavering commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all residents, and requires at least 80% of staff complete training on how to approach, communicate with, and support autistic or sensory-sensitive members of the community.

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Elmwood Park Zoo Receives Recertification as a Certified Autism Center™, Demonstrates Ongoing Commitment to Enhancing Accessibility

Elmwood Park Zoo proudly announces its successful recertification as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Following its initial certification in 2018, Elmwood Park Zoo continues to lead as the first zoo to earn this prestigious accolade, reaffirming its commitment to inclusivity and providing an enriching experience for all guests, including autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals and their families.
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The Pediatric Emergency Department at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Becomes First Certified Autism Center™ in New Jersey

The Pediatric Emergency Department at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health receives the accolade of becoming the first emergency department in New Jersey to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

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City of Chandler Parks and Recreation Division Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Enhancing Accessibility Offerings

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) is proud to award the City of Chandler Parks and Recreation Division with the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. This recognition signifies the department’s commitment to building inclusive spaces and programs for autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals and their families. The team completed an autism-specific training and certification process to better understand and welcome these community members. Additionally, IBCCES conducted an on-site review of multiple facilities to provide the department with valuable insights on further enhancing programs and detailed sensory guides for recreation areas as part of the certification process.

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Medina Begins the Process of Becoming the First Autism Certified City™ in the Middle East with New Accessibility Initiative

MEDINA, Saudi Arabia – (May 9, 2024) – The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) is proud to announce its partnership with the city of Medina, which has begun the process of becoming the first Autism Certified City™ (ACC) in the Middle East. The prestigious ACC designation can only be earned through IBCCES and is awarded to exceptional communities where key stakeholders, including healthcare, education, local government, hospitality, leisure and corporate members are trained and certified to better serve the neurodiverse population. 

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Missouri City Police Deparment earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Demonstrates Commitment to Enhancing Accessibility

The Missouri City Police Department has achieved the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, a certification awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that have trained 80% or more of public-facing team members on how to better communicate with and respond to autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals.

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