Mesa Police Department Continues Inclusivity Efforts, Renews Certified Autism Center™ Certification

The Mesa Police Department has renewed their Certified Autism Center™ designation, awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This significant achievement underscores the department’s unwavering commitment to inclusivity and exceptional service for all members of the community, particularly autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals.

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The City of Tolleson Enhances Its Dedication to Inclusivity by Achieving Certified Autism Center™ Designation

The City of Tolleson has earned the designation of Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The certification process involves comprehensive training for staff, focusing on autism awareness, sensory sensitivities, and effective communication strategies. This training ensures that team members are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide exceptional service to autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals. Over 90 percent of the City of Tolleson’s employees have met the necessary criteria, allowing the organization to achieve the prestigious designation of Certified Autism Center™. 

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The Traverse Area District Library Achieves Autism Certification to Enhance Visitor Experience

The Traverse Area District Library has achieved the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Library staff completed specialized training to better understand and meet the educational, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals, which was necessary to attain this certification.

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Blossom Hotel & Suites becomes a Certified Autism Center™, Joins City-Wide Inclusivity Initiative

Blossom Hotel & Suites receives the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation after completing a comprehensive training and certification process. The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) awards this designation to organizations that show exceptional dedication to making their services accessible and accommodating for autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals. The staff and management completed autism-specific training to learn how to better communicate and assist guests with sensory needs and their family members, as well as safety concerns and protocols.

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Drift Palm Springs Becomes Certified Autism Center™, Joins Community Accessibility Initiative

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) is proud to announce that Drift Palm Springs has received the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. This recognition signifies the hotel’s commitment to providing an inclusive space for autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors and their families. The team completed a comprehensive training and certification process to better understand and welcome every visitor that walks through its doors. This designation also plays a part in the Certified Autism Destination™ (CAD) initiative, spearheaded by Visit Greater Palm Springs, which is awarded to communities with a multitude of trained and certified lodging, recreation, and entertainment options that are accessible and accommodating to autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals and their families.

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American Dream Attractions Achieve Certified Autism Center™ Designation to Enhance Accessibility

American Dream, a premier entertainment destination, receives the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) certification for 7 onsite attractions – Angry Birds Mini Golf, Blacklight Mini Golf, Tilt Museum, Mirror Maze, The RINK, Dreamworks Water Park, and Nickelodeon Universe. The CAC designation is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), to organizations who have completed training and certification in order to better welcome autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors.
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Merced Police Department Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Demonstrates Commitment to Enhancing Accessibility

The Merced Police Department has achieved the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that have trained 80% or more of public-facing team members in how to better communicate with and respond to autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals.

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Columbia Association Aquatics Department Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation to Enhance Accessibility Offerings

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) is proud to announce that Columbia Association Aquatics Department (CA) becomes the first of its kind in Maryland to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. This recognition signifies the department’s commitment to building inclusive spaces and programs for autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals and their families. The team completed a comprehensive training and certification process to better understand and welcome these community members. Additionally, IBCCES conducted an onsite review to provide the department with valuable insights on further enhancing their facilities and implementing detailed sensory guides as part of the certification process.
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Spinners Pinball Arcade Renews Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Further Enhancing Accessibility Offerings for All Guests

Spinners Pinball Arcade, a non-profit charity arcade, proudly announces its recertification as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Specialized training and certification provided by IBCCES has equipped the team at Spinners Pinball Arcade with the necessary resources and best practices to accommodate and assist every guest that visits the arcade, including autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals.
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The Gilbert Police Department Renews Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Continues Enhancing Accessibility

Taking a significant step towards fostering inclusivity and support for autistic individuals and their families, the Gilbert Police Department announces the renewal of its Certified Autism Center™ designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation underscores the department’s unwavering commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all residents, and requires at least 80% of staff complete training on how to approach, communicate with, and support autistic or sensory-sensitive members of the community.

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