The City of Mesa Reaffirms its Commitment in Celebrating and Serving People of all Abilities

The City of Mesa is maintaining its promise to serve people of all abilities. The Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department has once again received the Certified Autism Center™ designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). In addition, the City is also joining the Global WeThe15 campaign, which aims to represent and transform the lives of persons with disabilities. Through this campaign, Mesa commits to removing barriers faced by persons with disabilities and promote respect and inclusivity.   In 2019 the City of Mesa department became the first parks and recreation organization in the world to obtain the certification, which demonstrates the Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department’s commitment to ensuring guests with autism and sensory sensitivities have the best possible experience at its facilities. Continue Reading →

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Athena Center for Special Education Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

The Athena Center for Special Education is now a Certified Autism Center™, designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), and is the second center in Bahrain to earn this designation. To meet the CAC requirements, center staff completed a training and certification program to help them ensure autistic students can have optimal educational outcomes. Continue Reading →

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Boeing Mesa – Electrical Center of Excellence Works To Become More Inclusive Workplace By Completing A Neurodiversity Training and Certification Program

Boeing Mesa – Electrical Center of Excellence (EcoE) has earned the Certified Neurodiverse Workplace™(CNW) designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation means that the Electrical Center team has completed a training and certification program designed to help managers and HR professionals understand and attract neurodiverse workers and assist team members to work better together. Continue Reading →

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Boyertown Community Ambulance Service Becomes the First EMS Agency In Pennsylvania to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Boyertown Community Ambulance Service is now a Certified Autism Center™, designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation means that EMS staff and first responders have received position-specific training to enhance their understanding and sensitivity when helping autistic individuals or those with other sensory sensitivities. The Boyertown Community Ambulance raised $6,000 in funds to train staff and purchase sensory kits for their ambulances. Continue Reading →

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The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is Now Autism Certified

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and means Chamber board members have completed training and certification to enhance their ability to assist the community as a whole and better understand those with autism or other sensory needs. Continue Reading →

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McFarland State Historic Park Becomes The First Certified Autism Center™ In Florence, Arizona

McFarland State Historic Park and Florence Visitor Center has earned the Certified Autism Center™ designation through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). IBCCES’ training and certification provides Park staff the tools and resources to help create memorable experiences for autistic visitors and those with sensory sensitivities. Continue Reading →

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