Alluvion Health’s School-Based Health Centers Become the First of Their Kind to Earn Autism Certification in Montana

In pursuit of service excellence, three Alluvion Health School-Based Health Centers have earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, marking the first health clinics to earn autism certification in Montana. The credential, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), validates Alluvion Health’s commitment to providing autistic individuals with quality care and improved patient experience through staff training and certification.

To receive the Certified Autism Center™ designation, Alluvion Health’s School-Based Health Centers at Longfellow, Paris Gibson, and Vaughn School met stringent requirements by IBCCES, such as dedication to serving autistic individuals, having at least 80% of staff trained and certified, and a commitment to engage in specialized autism training on an ongoing basis.
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Sharifa Yateem Center for Rehabilitation Becomes the First of Its Kind in Abu Dhabi to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Sharifa Yateem Center for Rehabilitation is the first therapy center to become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in Abu Dhabi. The CAC designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and requires staff complete autism-specific training and certification to ensure they can better assist and serve their autistic clients.

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High Point Library Children’s Department Completes Autism Certification, Joins Visit High Point Accessibility Initiative

High Point Library Children’s Department is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that complete training and certification to better understand and welcome autistic or sensory-sensitive guests and their families. In addition to staff training, IBCCES also conducted an onsite review to provide additional recommendations on how to better welcome and accommodate visitors.
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Reasons Why Autism Certification is Essential for Nurses

Autistic patients can prove to be complex and sometimes challenging for nursing staff to help treat. These patients may need additional time, patience, and understanding. To better provide services, healthcare professionals such as nurses who often work closely with patients and their families must have a deeper understanding of this neurodiverse population.

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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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