Autism Certification for Therapists and Why It’s Important

Therapists who are certified in autism are in high demand and this is only going to grow as the autism population increases.

According to the CDC, one in every 44 children is diagnosed with autism in the United States yet the majority of states in the country are lacking when it comes to having enough therapists trained in the field of autism. This includes speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, behavior therapists, and other professionals.

In many cases, while therapists are trained experts in the specific therapy or intervention they provide, they often do not complete extensive autism-specific training in addition to their specialty.

This is why supplemental training and certification for therapists is so needed – not only to help therapists with Continue Reading →

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10 Ways a Therapy Clinic Can Benefit From Teletherapy Certification

Therapy clinics have a lot to gain from embracing teletherapy, and teletherapy certification can help them to learn all they need and show that to their peers and the parents of their patients. The healthcare industry is changing quicker than ever with the prevalence of COVID-19, forcing many therapists and patients alike to try out teletherapy for extended periods whether they wanted to or not. Continue Reading →

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St. Tammany Health System Pediatric Inpatient and Emergency Departments Earn Autism Certification

The St. Tammany Health System Pediatric Inpatient Unit and Pediatric Emergency Department are now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The designation means that physicians and staff have completed an autism-specific training and certification program to improve patient outcomes and experiences. Continue Reading →

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Why Telepractice Certification is More Important Than Ever in Education

Contributed by Martha Aki, ECI Program Director, Katy Independent School District, ACAS

As the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Program Director in Katy, Texas, I have seen firsthand how telepractice benefits special education and early childhood development professionals and those they serve.

COVID-19 has impacted the way schools operate on a global scale and the pandemic has forced us to start thinking about education differently. While COVID-19 has not Continue Reading →

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Forest Preserve District’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center Is Now Autism Certified

In an effort to create a more inclusive community space for visitors and residents with autism, Forest Preserve District’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Will County, IL, has earned the Certified Autism Center™ designation through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). IBCCES’ training and certification will help staff provide guests with autism and sensory sensitivities can have with the best possible experience. Continue Reading →

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