LearningRx Chattanooga Becomes the First Board Certified Cognitive Center In Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tenn. (January 12, 2023) LearningRx Chattanooga earns Board Certified Cognitive Center (BCCC) designation, a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations whose staff have completed training and certification focused on autism, ADHD, anxiety, and dyslexia. 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa Renews Its Commitment to Serving Autistic Visitors

Mesa, Ariz. (Jan 11, 2023) With 1 in 6 people having a sensory need and 1 in 44 children in the US diagnosed with autism, the need for inclusive and welcoming travel options for families and individuals on the spectrum is growing daily. Because of this need, DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa is renewing its commitment to ensuring all guests, including those who are autistic, feel welcome. 

Since becoming a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa has been part of the initiative that helped the city of Mesa become the first Autism Certified City that year, as designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC certification requires guest-facing staff to complete training and certification program in order to better understand and welcome autistic and sensory-sensitive guests and their families.

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Visalia, California, Becomes First Certified Autism Destination

With the growing demand from travelers for accessibility and inclusion, Visalia has taken steps to ensure visitors have
multiple trained and certified options to choose from

Through an initiative started by Visit Visalia, in partnership with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), Visalia is now the first city to achieve the Certified Autism Destination™ designation. This designation is granted by IBCCES to communities where multiple attractions, lodging, and entertainment options have completed a training and certification process to ensure autistic or sensory-sensitive visitors have a positive experience. Becoming a CAD will help Visit Visalia in its mission to encourage travelers to choose Visalia as a destination and differentiate it from other options in the area.

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Gilbert Parks and Recreation is Now Autism Certified to Enhance Community Services

Gilbert Parks and Recreation recently earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) for undergoing training and implementing new programs and resources that better serve autistic or sensory-sensitive individuals.

During the certification process, IBCCES conducted an onsite review of key parks and community centers in Gilbert to help provide recommendations on how the town could better understand and accommodate visitors’ needs. Continue Reading →

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Dubai Announces Initiative to Become First Certified Autism Destination™ in Middle East North Africa Region

Specialized training will be provided to attractions and resorts as a first step to welcome autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors from all over the globe and start the journey towards certification that will has a lasting impact

 

Dubai, UAE — December 15, 2022 — Dubai is taking steps to enhance the destination’s accessibility and inclusion for travelers from all over the world to the next level. The Dubai Economy and Tourism department is spearheading this movement with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to designate the first-ever Certified Autism Destination™ (CAD) outside the United States. The first phase of this initiative means all Dubai attractions, hospitality and entertainment organizations will have access to specialized autism-specific training designed to enhance staff knowledge, understanding and strategies for communication, guest experience and safety to better serve and accommodate people of determination. 

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JH Adams Inn is Now Certified to Welcome Autistic Guests

The Inn Joins Visit High Point’s Initiative For A More Inclusive Destination

The JH Adams Inn, Trademark Collection by Wyndham joins the growing list of autism-certified locations in High Point by earning the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. The CAC is 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 visitors. In addition to training, IBCCES also conducted an onsite review to provide additional recommendations to better serve and accommodate guests.
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The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma Is Now Autism Certified To Enhance Services for the Community

The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma (AFO) has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC credential requires staff to complete an autism-specific training and certification program through IBCCES to ensure the team’s ability to meet the ever-changing needs of autistic individuals.

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