Strawbridge United Methodist Church Becomes the First Church to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Strawbridge United Methodist Church (UMC) including the staff from their pre-school program, Bright Beginnings Learning Center, has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and means that staff have completed an autism-specific training and certification program through IBCCES. Continue Reading →

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Turkey Hill Experience Adds New Accessibility Options to Build on Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Since its designation as a Certified Autism Center™ in 2019, Turkey Hill Experience has diligently worked to improve upon its accessibility program to better serve autistic guests. In anticipation of Autism Acceptance Month, Turkey Hill Experience is sharing these options with the community to ensure individuals and families know that all guests are welcome.

In addition to ongoing training, certification and support from IBCCES, the credentialing organization that bestows the CAC™ designation, the Turkey Hill team has developed sensory bags to help bring a sense of calm if the environment becomes overwhelming or causes too much excitement. The bags are filled with fidget toys, noise reduction ear muffs, and sunglasses, with all items being sanitized after each use. There are also designated quiet areas that visitors can access if they need a break. Continue Reading →

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Kind Hospitality in Mesa is now a Certified Autism Center™

Kind Hospitality has earned the Certified Autism Center™(CAC) designation, which means staff at all of the locations managed by Kind Hospitality have been trained to understand and serve autistic customers better.

The designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), means that Kind Hospitality is now part of the movement (initiated by Visit Mesa) that made Mesa the first Autism Certified City. Continue Reading →

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Three Reasons Why Urgent Care Centers are the First Place Parents Take Their Autistic Children

Why Urgent Cares are the First Choice for Less Serious Issues

A study conducted in 2015 showed that participants deemed the ED and the way it delivered care as insufficient when it comes to meeting the unique needs of children with ASD.

There are many reasons that urgent care is preferred over the ED for less serious problems or injuries.

The wait time at an urgent care center is usually significantly less when compared to that of an ED. Typically the wait time at urgent care is less than an hour and 80 percent of patients only have to wait for 15 minutes. Compare this to EDs where the average wait time is more than 90 minutes before the patient is taken to a room for initial assessment and over two hours before most patients are discharged. Continue Reading →

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LearningRx Costa Mesa-Irvine has Earned Board Certified Cognitive Center Designation

LearningRx Costa Mesa-Irvine has become a Board Certified Cognitive Center (BCCC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

The BCCC designation is awarded to organizations whose staff have completed professional training and certification on autism, ADHD, anxiety, and dyslexia in school-aged learners. Continue Reading →

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Seeds of Hope Center in Jordan Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Seeds of Hope Center has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC designation is awarded to organizations whose staff have completed autism-specific training and certification program through IBCCES, an internationally recognized credentialing board. Continue Reading →

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St. Tammany Health System Pediatrics Clinic Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

St. Tammany Pediatrics Clinic joins St. Tammany Health System Pediatric Inpatient and Emergency Departments in earning the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and requires physicians and staff complete autism-specific training and certification to ensure they can better treat and manage the care of autistic patients or patients with sensory needs. Continue Reading →

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