Temperature Checks May Become the New Normal for Park Entry

According to recent article from FunWorld taking guest temperature could become a normal part of operations after COVID-19.

As some parks and attractions in Asia are reopening in the wake of coronavirus pandemic they have implemented guests’ temperature screening policy before allowing entry. Since fever is one of the telling symptoms of the disease, the process can help flag individuals who might have the illness. By refusing entry to those who have high temperatures, parks and attractions can potentially help prevent the spread of the disease and in-turn reassure visitors that their locations are safe. Continue Reading →

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IBCCES Launches Telepractice Certification Program to Fill Growing Need For Services For Children With Special Needs

Millions of children with special needs across the US may be going without services due to school closures and limits on face-to-face healthcare services. With the dramatic rise in the need for teletherapy and remote learning due to COVID-19, along with the recent CARES federal stimulus package to ease the burden on schools and service providers across the country, a new set of training and certification programs for these professionals was announced today.

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IBCCES Named as One of Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in Florida

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Inaugural List of Florida’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—The Inc. 5000 Series: Florida

Inc. magazine today revealed that The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards is No. 49 on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: Florida list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Florida-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Florida economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

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Patients with Autism and COVID-19 Present Unique Challenges for Healthcare Providers, Especially in the Emergency Room

The recent Coronavirus Pandemic has increased stress created uncertain times for all of us but let’s not forget the 1:54 children who are diagnosed with autism and other cognitive disorders every year.  Families of children with autism learn early how to anticipate and manage a crisis.  But when the crisis involves emergency medical services or a trip to a hospital emergency room, it often takes a well-informed treatment team and caregivers to keep the situation under control.  The sights, sounds, smells, and accelerated pace of hospital emergency services can overwhelm the senses of an individual with autism. The following suggestions are prepared for emergency treatment teams, hospital clinicians, and the families of individuals with autism. Continue Reading →

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College Bound AZ is now a Certified Autism Center™ in the First Autism Certified City, Mesa

College Bound AZ, which serves as a bridge to high school seniors with special needs and their families, recently pursued the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation to enhance their ability to assist students 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 training and certification through IBCCES.

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IBCCES Collaboration with Vans to Create Autism Awareness Shoe Collection

International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) worked with Vans to review its planned autism awareness shoe collection. Vans introduced the new sensory inclusive footwear as part of the Autism Awareness Collection, for which IBCCES reviewed the design, palette, and messaging as part of its certification process.

With this project, Vans wanted  to celebrate the unique aspects of all people. Designed specifically with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in mind, the ultra-comfortable footwear collection is offered with sensory-inclusive elements including a calming color palette and design features that focus on the senses of touch, sign and sound. The collection is now available online. Continue Reading →

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