Turkey Hill Experience has completed the process of becoming a Certified Autism Center, which is a designation awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) that demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ensuring guests and families with children who have autism and sensory disorders have the best possible experience.
“Turkey Hill is committed to providing the ultimate experience to all visitors. We work hard to ensure our guests enjoy their time with us. That includes having a trained staff and a fully equipped facility to serve all individuals. Obtaining our CAC is something we are very excited and proud to be part of,” said Turkey Hill Experience Manager, Bob Adams.
The mental health training gap in schools has become evident and it’s beginning to weigh heavily on students, teachers and administrators.
Mental Health Concerns are Too Common for Teachers to Continue Without Proper Training
The lack of training for teachers and staff is contributing to the severity of the mental health crisis in schools. Without
The trillion dollar travel industry is experiencing a massive shift: special needs travel is becoming the fastest growing segment of the market.
Customers Demand Special Needs Travel Options
Currently, there are over 20 million families with autism around the world and an estimated 53 million Americans with disabilities. This population has long been underserved when it comes to travel.
Occupational therapists 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 OTs.
Many occupational therapists became an OT because they want to be able to help children. A CAS credential is meant to help OTs and other health care professionals be better prepared to serve individuals on the autism spectrum in a variety of ways, in turn making them a resource for teachers, parents, and co-workers alike.
Theme Park Joins Aquatica Orlando and Discovery Cove as first family of Orlando parks to be Certified Autism Centers
Today, on World Autism Awareness Day, SeaWorld Orlando announced that it has been designated as a certified autism center by The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). SeaWorld Orlando joins Aquatica Orlando and Discovery Cove to become the first family of parks, in the world’s leading theme park destination, to be certified.
Designation reflects enhanced efforts to serve individuals with autism and other sensory needs
In honor of World Autism Day on April 2, 2019, The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) has designated Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park as Certified Autism Centers (CAC). The designation is awarded to organizations who have completed professional training and review processes with the goal to better serve individuals with autism and other sensory needs.
By Dr. Yasmin Kottait, DDS, HDD, Dip CBT, MFDS Ed, MSc
Becoming a Certified Autism Center shows parents that you can be their dentist, whether their child has autism or another cognitive disorder or special need. This can help your dental practice grow and distinguish yourself as a leader.
Autism Spectrum and Dentistry
Wondering how to advance your career in service of children with autism? If you’re thinking of more ways to serve this amazing group of children as a Pediatric Dentist, here is what you need to know.
PADI and the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) announce a collaboration to bring the Certified Autism Centerä program to PADI Dive Centers and Resorts. The Certified Autism Center designation recognizes businesses trained in autism sensitivity and awareness, and which go above and beyond to better serve customers with autism and other cognitive disorders. The alliance will make IBCCES training and certification available to PADI Dive Centers and Resorts.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada has completed the process to become a Certified Autism Center, a designation from IBCCES that demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ensuring guests with autism and sensory sensitivities have the best possible experience.
Parents with children on the autism spectrum often find choosing destinations and attractions a challenge due to sensory needs, dietary restrictions and safety concerns. In recent years, the popularity of “autism-friendly” options has grown; however, visitors often seek out organizations that have completed research-based training or certification to ensure their needs can be met.
Student mental health is steadily becoming one of the top issues schools are facing across the US, and teachers are lacking in the mental health training to address it. It’s also a key factor directly tied to the teacher turnover rate, which is at an all-time high.
Importance of Teachers and School Staff
Now more than ever, teachers hold one of the most important jobs available. Not only are they expected to properly educate our youth, but they simultaneously help shape the future citizens of our country. That’s a pretty hefty task to take on, which is why it’s so disappointing that