The Museum of Innovation and Science Achieves Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Ensuring Inclusivity for Its Guests

The Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) earns the Certified Autism Center™ designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation recognizes organizations that have committed to providing an accessible space and services to autistic and sensory sensitive individuals. To earn this certification, miSci staff members received training on how to effectively communicate and accommodate the needs of autistic and sensory sensitive guests to provide an elevated experience for them and their families.

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woo-hoo! Children’s Museum Becomes First of Its Kind to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation in Dubai

The woo-hoo! Children’s Museum becomes the first museum in Dubai to earn the Certified Autism Center™ certification from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation is given to organizations that are committed to providing accessible and inclusive services to autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals. This certification process includes staff completing a comprehensive training program to better equip them to accommodate the needs of autistic guests, their families, and other people of determination.

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IBCCES Recognizes Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando’s Continued Commitment to the Autism and Sensory-Sensitive Community

Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando is proud to announce its recertification as a Certified Autism Center™ by IBCCES, the leading authority in autism certification and training. With this recertification, Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando reaffirms its dedication to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals and their families. Continue Reading →

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Fort Ben Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library Earns Autism Certification to Better Accommodate Visitor Needs

The Fort Ben Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library is the first library branch in the state of Indiana to become a Certified Autism Center™ by receiving an international autism accreditation through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Library staff at the Fort Ben branch have completed training to better understand the educational, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals necessary to attain this certification. The branch also underwent an on-site review by IBCCES to provide additional insights and recommendations to enhance accessibility, including creating sensory guides in Library areas.  

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The Hartley Drive Family YMCA Aquatics Department in High Point Earns Autism Certification to Enhance Inclusivity for the Community

Hartley Drive Family YMCA’s aquatics department in High Point, North Carolina, is now a Certified Autism Center™, giving it the tools necessary to better assist autistic individuals and their families. Their staff has undergone an in-depth position-specific training program that has provided them with the information they need to make the YMCA pool experience more accessible for those who are sensory-sensitive or autistic.

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The Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory Earns Autism Certification to Join Community-Wide Accessibility Initiative

The Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). It is awarded to organizations that complete training and certification to better understand and welcome autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors and their families. As part of the certification process, IBCCES also conducted an onsite review to provide additional ways the Library and Observatory can accommodate visitors and create sensory guides for each area.

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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Continues Partnership with IBCCES to Hold the Certified Autism Center™ Designation and Enhance Accessibility

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) continues its partnership with the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to maintain the Certified Autism Center (CAC) credential and enhance accessibility options for all patrons. IBCCES grants this designation and requires 80% or more of all public-facing staff to complete a training and certification program to better understand and welcome autistic or sensory-sensitive guests and their families. The arts center recently renewed its commitment to meeting the Certified Autism Center™ standards since becoming certified in 2020

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Amazement Square Becomes the First Museum in Virginia to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) has named Amazement Square a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), marking the first Museum in Virginia to earn this accolade. The CAC designation is granted to organizations that have completed training and certification to better serve autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors. The training program covers various topics, including sensory awareness, environment, communication, motor and social skills, program development, and emotional awareness. IBCCES will also conduct an onsite review to provide additional ways the Museum can accommodate visitors and create detailed sensory guides for each exhibition as part of the certification process.

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