Kidzapp partners with International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to Enhance Accessibility Resources in Dubai

Kidzapp is happy to announce its partnership with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), which offers the only internationally recognized industry-specific certification programs for travel, hospitality, and entertainment organizations worldwide.

With one in six people having a sensory disorder and a rising autism diagnosis rate in the region, the IBCCES and Kidzapp partnership aims to help venues to ensure autistic individuals, people of determination, and their families have more confidence visiting their facilities. A dedicated category on the Kidzapp app and website will allow families to search autism-certified venues as well as venues offering free entry for People of Determination, to find the experiences best suited for their needs.

kidzappWith over 1 billion people of determination globally, it has quickly become the fastest-growing travel and entertainment market segment. As a result, and in accordance with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – National Policy for Empowering People of Determination, on January 4, 2023, the Dubai Economy and Tourism department announced spearheading a movement with IBCCES to train and certify hotels and attractions all over Dubai. This initiative will help Dubai achieve the coveted designation of Certified Autism Destination™. The partnership between Kidzapp and IBCCES will help build a database of these autism certified options for families to search and help plan their visit.

kidzappFor more than 20 years, IBCCES has been the leader in cognitive disorder training and certification for healthcare, education, and corporate professionals around the globe. IBCCES is the only credentialing board offering certification programs specifically for the hospitality and entertainment organizations such as hotels, theme parks, and other attractions so staff would be more knowledgeable and other accommodations could be offered to this growing, but underserved, part of the community. IBCCES programs include training from subject matter experts and autistic self-advocates, as well as long-term support and continuous learning, onsite reviews, and more.


Committed to providing The Global Standard For Training and Certification in The Field of Cognitive Disorders – IBCCES provides a series of certifications that empower professionals to be leaders in their field and improve the outcomes for the individuals they serve. These programs are recognized around the world as the leading benchmark for training and certification in the areas of autism and other cognitive disorders. IBCCES provides industry and position-specific training and certification for education, healthcare, travel, hospitality, and corporate professionals in more than 87 countries around the globe. IBCCES’ board and advisors include clinical and subject matter experts and autistic self-advocates to ensure well-rounded, up-to-date, and effective programs.

If you have any questions or would like your venue to be included in our dedicated category, kindly reach out to [email protected] or [email protected]

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