Movenpick Hotel and Residences Riyadh Earns Autism Certification To Enhance Guest Experience

Enhancing the legendary hospitality that characterizes Saudi Arabia, the Movenpick Hotel and Residences Riyadh has earned the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards’ Certified Autism Center™ designation. With this achievement, it became the second Saudi hotel to become autism certified, joining the Makkah Clock Royal Tower in providing a welcoming environment for autistic and other neurodiverse individuals.
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Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, Earns Certified Autism Centre™ Designation

Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel working to enhance accessibility for autistic guests

Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The designation is awarded to organizations that complete a training and review process to better understand and assist visitors with autism or sensory sensitivities.
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Avenues for Autism Earns the Certified Autism Center™ Designation to Join Destination Toledo’s Accessibility Initiative

Avenues for Autism earns the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC credential requires staff to complete an autism-specific training and certification program through IBCCES to ensure the team’s ability to meet the ever-changing needs of the autistic individuals they serve.

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Trio Bar in Jordan Becomes the First Bar in Middle East North Africa to Earn Autism Certification

The Trio Bar in Jordan has earned the coveted Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the credentialing body, the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation means that employees have received training and education through IBCCES to help them better understand and assist autistic visitors.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa Renews Its Commitment to Serving Autistic Visitors

Mesa, Ariz. (Jan 11, 2023) With 1 in 6 people having a sensory need and 1 in 44 children in the US diagnosed with autism, the need for inclusive and welcoming travel options for families and individuals on the spectrum is growing daily. Because of this need, DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa is renewing its commitment to ensuring all guests, including those who are autistic, feel welcome. 

Since becoming a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa has been part of the initiative that helped the city of Mesa become the first Autism Certified City that year, as designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC certification requires guest-facing staff to complete training and certification program in order to better understand and welcome autistic and sensory-sensitive guests and their families.

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Gilbert Parks and Recreation is Now Autism Certified to Enhance Community Services

Gilbert Parks and Recreation recently earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) for undergoing training and implementing new programs and resources that better serve autistic or sensory-sensitive individuals.

During the certification process, IBCCES conducted an onsite review of key parks and community centers in Gilbert to help provide recommendations on how the town could better understand and accommodate visitors’ needs. Continue Reading →

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JH Adams Inn is Now Certified to Welcome Autistic Guests

The Inn Joins Visit High Point’s Initiative For A More Inclusive Destination

The JH Adams Inn, Trademark Collection by Wyndham joins the growing list of autism-certified locations in High Point by earning the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. The CAC is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that have met requirements and completed a staff training program to better understand and assist autistic and sensory- sensitive visitors. In addition to training, IBCCES also conducted an onsite review to provide additional recommendations to better serve and accommodate guests.
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The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma Is Now Autism Certified To Enhance Services for the Community

The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma (AFO) has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC credential requires staff to complete an autism-specific training and certification program through IBCCES to ensure the team’s ability to meet the ever-changing needs of autistic individuals.

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The Universal Sphere Expands Accessibility Offerings

Comcast announced that The Universal Sphere, located in the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia, has further expanded its accessibility offerings with the launch of a sensory-friendly experience. The sensory-friendly version will incorporate technical updates to create a more welcoming experience for autistic or sensory-sensitive people, and those with social, learning, or cognitive needs. Guests who request a sensory-friendly experience can expect modifications to sound levels, reduced movements, and lighting adjustments to reduce blue light and eliminate flashing. Continue Reading →

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Visalia Fox Theatre is Now Autism Certified, Joins Growing Tourism Accessibility Initiative

The Visalia Fox Theatre is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), and joins a growing movement initiated by Visit Visalia to attract more travelers to the destination. To meet CAC requirements, Theatre staff and volunteers completed training and certification to better assist and welcome autistic or sensory-sensitive visitors and their families.

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