North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport Expands Accessibility Programs, Renews Autism Designation

The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport recently renewed its commitment to ensuring visitors feel welcomed. Staff at the museum completed requirements to renew its Certified Autism Center™ designation through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, which required ongoing professional development and training in autism and related needs. Since becoming a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in 2020, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport has been actively working to educate and broaden its accessibility and sensory inclusive offerings to better assist autistic individuals and other sensory-sensitive visitors. Continue Reading →

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Western Berks Ambulance Association Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Western Berks Ambulance Association has become the first emergency services team in Reading, Pennsylvania, to receive the Certified Autism Center™ designation.

This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and requires that 80% or more of the EMTs, paramedics, and other Western Berks Ambulance Association public-facing workers complete training through IBCCES. The training and certification program helps first responders to better understand, approach, and provide support to autistic individuals or those with other sensory sensitivities. Continue Reading →

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Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center Designated a Certified Autism Center™ and Joins Community Initiative

The Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center Visalia is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), which means staff have completed an autism training and certification program to ensure the hotel can welcome visitors with a variety of needs.

The hotel also joins other local organizations, led by Visit Visalia, that are working together to achieve the Certified Autism Destination designation. These designations are granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), with the goal to provide multiple trained and certified options for visitors looking for entertainment, recreation, and hotel choices in the area. Continue Reading →

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Comfort Suites and Hampton Inn Visalia Are Now Autism Certified, Join The Movement To Make Visalia More Inclusive

Comfort Suites and Hampton Inn Visalia have earned the Certified Autism Center™ designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC designation is awarded to organizations that have met certification requirements and completed training to learn how to better understand, welcome, and communicate with guests who are autistic or have sensory needs.  Continue Reading →

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Downtown Visalians Merchant Association Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Downtown Visalians is now a Certified Autism Center™, a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation means that staff have completed training and certification to better understand autistic individuals or those with sensory needs. Downtown Visalians joins a number of local tourism and hospitality organizations to complete the program as part of a community-wide effort started by Visit Visalia.  Continue Reading →

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Houston Museum of Natural Science Expands Accessibility Offerings and Adds Two New Certified Autism Centers™

Since announcing their Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation in 2020, the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) has been working extensively to broaden its accessibility options to better serve autistic individuals and other sensory-sensitive visitors. This now includes completing the Certified Autism Center designation at two additional locations: the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and the George Observatory. Continue Reading →

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New Haven Learning Centre Autism Certification through IBCCES

(Etobicoke, ON, December, 7, 2021) New Haven Learning Centre is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). To become a CAC requires at least 80% of client-facing staff to complete a professional training and certification program specific to serving autistic individuals or those with sensory needs. The certification also requires renewal every 2 years and additional professional development in those areas.

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Valley Oaks Golf Course The First of its Kind to Become Autism Certified

Valley Oaks Golf Course is the first of its kind to become a Certified Autism Center™(CAC) in California. The CAC designation is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that complete position-specific training and certification to help staff better communicate and serve all guests and those with sensory differences. Continue Reading →

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Visit High Point is Now Autism Certified

Visit High Point is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that have completed training and certification to better understand and assist visitors who are autistic or have other sensory needs. Visit High Point is the first Destination Marketing Organization in North Carolina to achieve this designation.  Continue Reading →

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