Both FRIENDS™ Experience Locations Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

The FRIENDS™ Experience attractions in New York City and Chicago have earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations who complete a training and certification process to better serve autistic visitors and other individuals with sensory needs. Continue Reading →

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Bowlero Lanes & Lounge Scores Big and Offers Fun For Everyone

Offers Low Sensory Hours & Special Needs/Drop-in Bowling League Every Wednesday

Since becoming a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in 2019, Bowlero Lanes & Lounge (BLL) has been hard at work to enhance their accessibility offerings to better serve autistic and other special needs bowlers. The bowling alley became a CAC in 2019, designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, and recently renewed that certification in 2021 to continue updated training for its staff. Since the certification, BLL has introduced sensory hours, a dedicated time for special needs family bowling, and an ongoing young adult drop-in league to provide additional options for bowlers with sensory sensitivities and other needs. Continue Reading →

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St. Tammany Health System Bone and Joint Clinic Is Now A Certified Autism Center™

St. Tammany Bone and Joint Clinic becomes the newest department of St. Tammany Health System (STHS) to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. The CAC designation is awarded to organizations whose staff have completed training and certification on best practices when working with patients with autism and other sensory needs through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Continue Reading →

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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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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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Appalachian Valley Autism Center Has Earned the Certified Autism Center ™ Designation

Appalachian Valley Autism Center (The AVA Center) has been designated a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). The CAC designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and is awarded to organizations at which staff have completed professional autism-specific training and certification to improve staff understanding of how to best work with these patients. Continue Reading →

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