8 Benefits Of Becoming Autism Certified

Educators, therapists, and healthcare professionals don’t always receive in-depth training specific to autism and other cognitive disorders throughout their education, which is why autism certification can be so helpful for many professionals.

A Certified Autism Specialist or Autism Certificate credential is meant to help educators and healthcare professionals be better prepared to work with autistic individuals in a variety of ways, in turn making them a resource for the individual, families, and co-workers alike. Continue Reading →

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Code Ninja Encinitas Becomes A Certified Autism Center™

Code Ninja Encinitas is now a Certified Autism Center™(CAC). The CAC designation is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that complete training and certification through IBCCES to help staff better communicate and provide assistance to autistic individuals and those with sensory sensitivities. Continue Reading →

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CDIJA Becomes the First Certified Autism Center™ in Portugal

Centro de Desenvolvimento InfantoJuvenil dos Açores (CDIJA ) is the first of its kind to become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in Portugal. This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that complete training and certification through IBCCES to help staff communicate with and provide assistance to autistic individuals and those with sensory sensitivities. Continue Reading →

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Dayton Children’s Hospital Phlebotomy Department Is Now Autism Certified

The Phlebotomy Department at Dayton Children’s Hospital is the first of its kind in the nation to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation means that the lab and child life teams had to complete a rigorous training and certification program to help them better assist autistic patients or those with other sensory sensitivities.  The CAC certification also includes an onsite review to provide support and guidance to accommodate patients with sensory needs. Continue Reading →

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Pinal County Historical Museum is Now A Certified Autism Center™

Pinal County Historical Museum has earned the Certified Autism Center™ designation through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). IBCCES’ training and certification provides museum staff and volunteers the tools and resources to help their autistic guests and those with sensory sensitivities have a memorable visit. Continue Reading →

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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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Three Reasons Why Urgent Care Centers are the First Place Parents Take Their Autistic Children

Why Urgent Cares are the First Choice for Less Serious Issues

A study conducted in 2015 showed that participants deemed the ED and the way it delivered care as insufficient when it comes to meeting the unique needs of children with ASD.

There are many reasons that urgent care is preferred over the ED for less serious problems or injuries.

The wait time at an urgent care center is usually significantly less when compared to that of an ED. Typically the wait time at urgent care is less than an hour and 80 percent of patients only have to wait for 15 minutes. Compare this to EDs where the average wait time is more than 90 minutes before the patient is taken to a room for initial assessment and over two hours before most patients are discharged. Continue Reading →

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Kings Island Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Kings Island becomes the latest member of the Cedar Fair Parks family to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC designation demonstrates Kings Island’s dedication to providing a welcoming environment for all guests, including those with autism and other sensory disorders. The staff completed autism-specific training and certification to learn how to better communicate and assist guests with sensory needs and their family members, as well as safety concerns and protocols.

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Greensburg Police Department Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Greensburg Police Department earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation to enhance their ability to assist the community as a whole and better understand those with autism or other sensory needs. The designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), is awarded to organizations whose staff have received evidence-based training and certification through IBCCES. Continue Reading →

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