More parents and individuals are seeking out destinations and organizations that have completed a certification program through an accredited source. IBCCES is the only credentialing organization providing this type of certification, which includes evidence-based information as well as the perspectives of individuals with autism, alongside other tools and resources such as onsite reviews and customized recommendations to ensure the program is a long-term commitment and has a lasting impact. OrlandoVacation.com has worked tirelessly to maintain their Certified Autism Center™ designation to ensure they can continue to provide excellent service and accommodation ideas for ALL visitors. Continue Reading →

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Newly Appointed Advisory Board Member, Erik Beard

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a leading global provider of training and certification on autism and cognitive disorders, appointed Erik Beard to its executive advisory board. Erik H. Beard is a managing member and general counsel of International Ride Training where he oversees the company’s legal needs and also supports its amusement ride safety training, certification, auditing and accessibility programs including the International Ride Operator Certification program, the world’s only third-party certification of safety, efficiency, and professionalism for amusement ride operators.

“I’m excited to be a part of IBCCES’ advisory board.” said Erik Beard. “IBCCES has, in a very short time, made a major impact on the amusement industry by increasing awareness and accessibility at our parks and attractions through the Certified Autism Center program. As someone that works hard to strengthen accessibility, inclusiveness, and ADA compliance through International Ride Training’s ‘ADA FAQ’ training program, I intend to further strengthen IBCCES’ connections to the amusement park industry, and to raise awareness for the need to implement autism and other cognitive disorder training and certifications.”

Beard is a nationally recognized authority on the application of the Americans With Disabilities Act to the amusement park industry and is the creator of “ADA FAQ: Disability Training for the Attractions Industry,” the nation’s only ADA compliance training program specifically devoted to increasing accessibility and accommodation for guests with disabilities at amusement parks and attractions by training front-line ride operators, lifeguards, and other park employees in the complexities of the ADA as applied to their unique business. He also is a frequent speaker at amusement industry events and trade shows such as the IAAPA Expo, the World Waterpark Association trade show, the Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety School, and the International Ride Operator Safety School, among others. Beard has published numerous articles and is quoted frequently on amusement industry safety, accessibility, and legal issues in such publications as the American Bar Association Franchise Law Journal, Funworld Magazine, Amusement Today and InPark Magazine.

“IBCCES is thrilled to welcome Erik Bread to the IBCCES Board of Advisors. We regularly evaluate our Executive Advisory Board composition to ensure it includes a variety of perspectives, experience, and expertise necessary to drive growth,” said Myron Pincomb, Board Chairman IBCCES.

For almost 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in cognitive disorder training and certification for education, healthcare, and corporate professionals around the globe. IBCCES provides evidence-based training and certification programs created in conjunction with clinical experts and individuals with autism in order to provide professionals serving individuals with cognitive disorders a better understanding of what these disorders are, industry best practices, varied perspectives, and the latest research in these areas.

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Riverbound Sports Paddle Co. is Now Autism Certified

Riverbound Sports Paddle Co has become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), which means the staff have completed a training and certification process so that individuals and families with children with autism can enjoy the best possible experience. Continue Reading →

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KidzMondo Doha Becomes First Certified Autism Center™ in the Middle East

Kidzmondo Doha has received training and certification in autism, making them the first Certified Autism Center™ in the Middle East. This designation demonstrates Kidzmondo’s commitment to providing the best service possible to all guests. The Certified Autism Center™ program from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education helps ensure that staff have the training, tools, and skills needed to work with guests with autism and other sensory needs. As part of the Certified Autism Center™ program, KidzMondo Doha also will also receive an onsite audit by IBCCES that will allow them to provide their guests with sensory guides, pre-travel planning tools and other resources to ensure that their visit is a success. Continue Reading →

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Alligator Attraction in Florida earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Alligator Attraction recently completed training and certification in autism to become a Certified Autism Center™ through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education (IBCCES).

“Our mission is education and conservation; to become a Certified Autism Center™ allows us to reach all audiences large and small,” said Sonny Flynn, managing partner. “We strongly believe in giving back to the community and in the words of Mahatma Gandhi, ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the services of others.’” Continue Reading →

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Museum of the American Revolution Earns the Certified Autism Center™ Designation

The Museum of the American Revolution has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The certification demonstrates the museum’s commitment to providing a supportive environment to all guests, including those with autism and other sensory disorders.

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Southlake, Mansfield and Katy Brain Balance Centers are Now Board Certified Cognitive Centers

Brain Balance Achievement Centers in Southlake, Mansfield and Katy, Texas announced today they have all earned the designation of Board-Certified Cognitive Center (BCCC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Brain Balance offers a personalized, drug-free program that provides answers to social, emotional, behavioral and academic development. Brain Balance identifies the root causes of challenges and helps strengthen individual performance. By completing the IBCCES training and certification program, the Southlake, Mansfield and Katy centers have shown their commitment to providing the best possible service to everyone who walks through their doors.

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