CAS & Occupational Therapist
Being a caregiver requires a lot of time, patience, focus, and attention to detail. Caregiving can be fulfilling and rewarding, yet it can be stressful and exhausting since caregiving is a long-term commitment and a challenge.
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.
Visit Visalia is the first destination marketing organization in California to earn the Certified Autism Center™ designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Visit Visalia completed training and certification in autism to help families and autistic individuals prepare for their perfect vacation and enjoy the varied travel offerings in and around Visalia.
“Visit Visalia and its Board of Directors are pleased to partner with IBCCES to become an autism-certified destination marketing organization. This important designation will let families and individuals with special needs travel with confidence knowing we have completed this specialized training and can provide a positive vacation experience,” said Anil Chagan, Visit Visalia Board Chair.
Visit Visalia is also initiating a movement with the help of IBCCES to become a Certified Autism Destination (CAD). The CAD designation is awarded to destinations where hospitality and recreation organizations are trained and certified to better serve autistic individuals and those with other sensory disorders. Visit Visalia’s team is taking the first steps to help build a more inclusive community.
Several City of Tempe community services departments, including park and recreation, have worked together to collectively earn the designation as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) grants the CAC designation to organizations that complete a training and certification process to better understand and serve autistic individuals and others with sensory needs. Many locations, including Tempe Public Library, Kiwanis Park, Tempe History Museum, Edna Vihel Arts Center, Tempe Town Lake, Creamery Park, Daley Park, Estrada Park, Indian Bend Park and Tempe Sports Complex, received onsite reviews to provide insights, recommendations, and sensory guides to help enhance the visitor experience, especially those with sensory sensitivities.
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.