Autistic Travel Is Evolving – Giving Families and Individuals More Reasons to Travel

Alex Stratikis,

By Alex Stratikis, Autistic Self-Advocate, and World Traveler

Instagram: @autismadventuresabroad

It’s understandable that autistic people and their families may feel apprehensive about travel since it requires them to step outside their comfort zone and routine, which can present some challenges. Things like anxiety, sensory issues, spatial awareness, and prioritization are just some of the challenges that an autistic individual may have that prevents them from considering travel as a viable option.

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The Vitals™ App Awarded Premiere International Certification to Better Serve the Autistic Community

Vitals™ Aware Services, creators of the Vitals™ App, today announced that it has earned the Certified Autism Resource (CAR) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

The Vitals™ App speaks clearly when vulnerable individuals can’t. This information is delivered securely and privately to a 911 operator, first responder, and/or approved member of the person’s family or caregiving team.

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Barriers to Accessing Primary Health Care for Autistic Individuals

Based on research led by an autistic doctor, Mary Doherty, most autistic individuals who suffer from medical conditions, whether physical or mental, face difficulties while seeking medical attention.

507 autistic and 157 non-autistic participants were recruited using social media and mainly resided in the United Kingdom or Ireland. The information was obtained using an online survey and the questionnaire was composed of multiple-choice together with open-ended questions.

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Heavens Urgent Care Becomes the First Urgent Care in Arizona to Become Autism Certified

Heavens Urgent Care becomes the first urgent care center to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation in Arizona and joins dozens of other Mesa and surrounding community organizations as part of the Mesa Autism Certified City initiative. The CAC designation is awarded by The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that complete training and certification to better understand and serve autistic individuals. Heavens Urgent Care entire staff have completed training to better identify, communicate, and treat patients who may be autistic and need adjustments to their clinical experience or treatment.

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HEARTism Community Center Maintains Commitment, Renews Certified Autism Center™ Designation

HEARTism Community Center recently renewed its Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation by completing autism-specific training and certification through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The staff and volunteers at the HEARTism community center can now build upon their skills to help them teach and assist autistic children and those with other special abilities through arts, music, and sensory movement.

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IBCCES Welcomes a New Vice President of Growth, Al Emerick

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a leading global provider of autism and cognitive disorders training and certification, welcomes Al Emerick as the new Vice President of Growth. In this role, he will be focusing on building and cultivating community and corporate relations to enhance accessibility & inclusion options within cities across the United States and the globe. Continue Reading →

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Boothhill Inn & Suites is First Autism Certified Hotel in Montana, Joins Initiative to Make Billings More Accessible for Visitors

Boothill Inn & Suites is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations who complete training and certification to better understand and welcome autistic guests or those with sensory sensitivities.

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Santa Barbara Zoo Renews Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Continuing Commitment To Welcoming All Visitors

Santa Barbara Zoo recently renewed its commitment to welcoming autistic visitors and those with sensory needs, by completing the renewal process for its Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. The Zoo has held the designation, awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), since 2018, and has worked to continuously meet renewal requirements as well as enhance its accessibility options.

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