Houston Museum of Natural Science Is Now A Certified Autism Center™

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was recently designated a Certified Autism Center™, which is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations committed to serving individuals with autism and other sensory needs through a formal certification process. The certification requires at least 80% of guest-facing staff complete evidence-based training, including more in-depth training and certification for managers and education staff, as well as an onsite review which will allow the Museum to provide sensory guides for all exhibits as well as enhance other aspects of the museum experience for guests with sensory sensitivities. Continue Reading →

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Go Lake Havasu is Now a Certified Autism Center™

Go Lake Havasu, the tourism marketing organization for Lake Havasu City, is now a Certified Autism Center™ designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC designation means that Go Lake Havasu staff completed professional autism training and certification to recognize and assist with the needs of travelers and visitors on the autism spectrum. Continue Reading →

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Mesa Fire and Medical Department is now a Certified Autism Center™

Mesa Fire and Medical Department joins more than 60 organizations in and near Mesa, AZ, to become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in an effort to create a truly inclusive community. The CAC designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), means that staff, firefighters  and first responders at Mesa Fire and Medical Department have received position-specific training through IBCCES to enhance their understanding and sensitivity when helping individuals with autism or other sensory sensitivities. Continue Reading →

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Butterfly Wonderland Becomes the First Butterfly Education Facility to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

The International Board of Credentialing and Continued Education Standards (IBCCES) announced today Butterfly Wonderland is the second attraction in Arizona—and first butterfly education facility—to become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). Sister attraction OdySea Aquarium was the first to become certified in Arizona in 2019. Continue Reading →

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Arizona Goat Yoga is the First Yoga Company to Become a Certified Autism Center™

Arizona Goat Yoga is now a Certified Autism Center (CAC), designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The designation requires staff to complete an autism sensitivity and awareness program and complete updated training to qualify for renewal every 2 years. Arizona Goat Yoga joins almost 60 organizations in and around Mesa, AZ, who have completed or committed to the CAC process as part of a movement started by Visit Mesa. Mesa is now the first Autism Certified City. Continue Reading →

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All Aboard America is the First Transportation Company to Become a Certified Autism Center™

All Aboard America! is the first transportation company to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The Certified Autism Center™ designation is awarded by IBCCES to organizations who have completed a training and review process and are committed to serving individuals with Autism and other sensory needs. Continue Reading →

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Bowlero Lanes & Lounge is the First of Its Kind to Become a Certified Autism Center™

Bowlero Lanes & Lounge in Royal Oak, MI (Metro Detroit) becomes the first bowling alley to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The Certified Autism Center™ designation is awarded by IBCCES to organizations who have completed a training and review process and are committed to serving individuals with autism and other sensory needs. Continue Reading →

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Salt River Project Becomes First of Its Kind Designated as a Certified Autism Center™

Salt River Project (SRP) is the first water and power organization in the country to earn the Certified Autism Center™ designation (CAC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The designation demonstrates the commitment SRP has made to neurodiversity and inclusive hiring practices. SRP staff completed a training and certification process through IBCCES to learn how to better attract and manage neurodiverse individuals, including those with autism, ADHD and other disorders. Continue Reading →

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OrlandoVacation.com Continues to Assist the Autism Community

More parents and individuals are seeking out destinations and organizations that have completed a certification program through an accredited source. IBCCES is the only credentialing organization providing this type of certification, which includes evidence-based information as well as the perspectives of individuals with autism, alongside other tools and resources such as onsite reviews and customized recommendations to ensure the program is a long-term commitment and has a lasting impact. OrlandoVacation.com has worked tirelessly to maintain their Certified Autism Center™ designation to ensure they can continue to provide excellent service and accommodation ideas for ALL visitors. Continue Reading →

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Riverbound Sports Paddle Co. is Now Autism Certified

Riverbound Sports Paddle Co has become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), which means the staff have completed a training and certification process so that individuals and families with children with autism can enjoy the best possible experience. Continue Reading →

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