Denver Zoo Becomes First Zoo in Colorado to Become Autism Certified

Denver Zoo in Colorado is celebrating earning the Certified Autism Center™ designation, making it the first zoo in Colorado to achieve this status. This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that complete training and certification to better understand and welcome autistic or sensory-sensitive visitors and their families. IBCCES also conducted an onsite review to provide additional ways the Zoo can accommodate visitors and create detailed sensory guides for each exhibit as part of the certification process.
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Discovery Cove® Celebrates April as Autism Acceptance Month with Renewed Autism Center Certification

Discovery Cove® Celebrates April as Autism Acceptance Month with Renewed Autism Center Certification from Internationally Recognized International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards

  • Endorsement as Certified Autism Center™ from distinguished IBCCES  
  • Specialized training and park enhancements provide welcoming environment for autistic guests
  • Work setting encourages at-pace career growth and supportive community for autistic staff

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Pioneering First Step Counseling Center Renews Commitment to Serving Autistic Patients

First Step Counseling Center — a pioneer in services to autistic people in Kuwait and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries — has renewed its commitment to serving its patients. The therapy center first became autism certified in 2021 through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). By renewing the Center’s initial pledge to serve the autistic community, it has highlighted its commitment to autism training and certification for its staff to better assist patients.

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High Point Rockers Becomes a Certified Autism Center™ to Join the Accessible Destination Initiative in High Point

The High Point Rockers and Truist Point ballpark is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), joining the growing movement championed by Visit High Point to attract more travelers to the area. To meet CAC requirements, staff completed training and certification to better assist and accommodate autistic or sensory-sensitive guests and their families. IBCCES also conducted an onsite review to provide additional ways the Rockers can accommodate visitors and create sensory guides for each ballpark area as part of the certification process.

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Sweet Old Bill’s Earns Autism Certification and Joins Growing Tourism Accessibility Initiative in High Point

Sweet Old Bill’s restaurant is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), and joins a growing movement initiated by Visit High Point to attract more travelers to the area. To meet CAC requirements, restaurant staff completed training and certification to better assist and accommodate autistic or sensory-sensitive guests and their families during their meal. 

With 1 in 6 people having a sensory need or sensitivity, and 1 in 44 children being diagnosed with autism in the US (CDC), the need for more hospitality and entertainment options for these travelers and their families has never been greater. IBCCES created programs specifically for hospitality and recreational organizations such as hotels, theme parks, and other attractions so staff would be more knowledgeable and other accommodations offered to this growing, but underserved, part of the community.

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Visit Jacksonville Becomes First Autism-Certified Destination Marketing Organization In Florida

Visit Jacksonville is Florida’s first destination management organization to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. This designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), recognizes organizations that have undergone staff training to better understand and meet the needs of autistic visitors and their families.

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The Wingate by Wyndham is Now Autism Certified, Joining Visit High Point’s Initiative to Create A More Inclusive Destination

The Wingate by Wyndham in High Point has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that have met requirements and completed a staff training program to better understand and assist autistic and sensory-sensitive guests and their families.

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IBCCES Has granted EpicSurf® The title of a Certified Autism Resource

Aquatic Development Group (ADG) is proud to announce their deep-water stationary surf wave EpicSurf®, has been granted the title of a ‘Certified Autism Resource’ by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), furthering EpicSurf’s ability to bring the healing power and joy of surfing to people of ALL abilities including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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