Sesame Place San Diego Becomes the First Theme Park in San Diego to Open as a Certified Autism Center™

  • Certification readied for April’s Autism Acceptance Month and opening of the new park
  • Hundreds of employees trained on sensory, environment and emotional awareness
  • On-site accommodations include designated quiet rooms and low sensory areas
  • Ride Sensory Guide provides insights on how a child with sensory processing issues may be affected by each sense for rides and attraction

Sesame Place® San Diego, the only theme park on the West Coast based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street, is now the first theme park in San Diego to open as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) grants the CAC designation to organizations that complete staff-wide training and certification. Sesame Place San Diego also underwent an on-site review by IBCCES to provide additional insights and recommendations to enhance accessibility, including creating sensory guides for rides and attractions.

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Visit Greater Palm Springs Is Now Autism Certified, Takes First Steps Toward Creating A More Accessible Destination

Visit Greater Palm Springs is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC designation is awarded to organizations that have completed autism training to better understand and welcome autistic visitors and their families. 

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IBCCES Continues Partnership with the GRAMMY Museum to Hold the Certified Autism Center™ Designation and Enhance Accessibility

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) continues partnership with the GRAMMY Museum to hold the Certified Autism Center designation and enhance accessibility. The Museum has renewed its commitment to meeting the Certified Autism Center™ standards since becoming certified in 2020. This designation is granted by IBCCES and requires staff to complete a training and certification program to better understand and welcome autistic guests and their families.

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The Largest Historical Museum in Tulare County is Now a Certified Autism Center™

Tulare County Museum has earned the Certified Autism Center™(CAC) designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC certification demonstrates Tulare County Museum’s commitment to making all guests, including those with autism and other sensory sensitivities, feel welcome. To meet the requirements of the CAC designation, Museum staff completed training and certification to better understand and enhance the experience for autistic visitors.

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The Delta Hotel in Mesa, AZ Renews Its Commitment to Serving the Autism Community

Since becoming a Certified Autism Center™ in 2019, Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa has been an important partner to help maintain Mesa’s city designation as an Autism Certified City. This year, the hotel renewed its commitment to meeting the CAC standards, designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), which require staff to complete a training and certification program to better understand and welcome autistic guests and their families. Continue Reading →

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Downtown Visalians Merchant Association Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Downtown Visalians is now a Certified Autism Center™, a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation means that staff have completed training and certification to better understand autistic individuals or those with sensory needs. Downtown Visalians joins a number of local tourism and hospitality organizations to complete the program as part of a community-wide effort started by Visit Visalia.  Continue Reading →

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Code Ninja Encinitas Becomes A Certified Autism Center™

Code Ninja Encinitas is now a Certified Autism Center™(CAC). The CAC designation is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that complete training and certification through IBCCES to help staff better communicate and provide assistance to autistic individuals and those with sensory sensitivities. Continue Reading →

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CDIJA Becomes the First Certified Autism Center™ in Portugal

Centro de Desenvolvimento InfantoJuvenil dos Açores (CDIJA ) is the first of its kind to become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in Portugal. This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that complete training and certification through IBCCES to help staff communicate with and provide assistance to autistic individuals and those with sensory sensitivities. Continue Reading →

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Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach Receives Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach has completed the process to become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES.) This credential demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ensuring guests with autism and sensory sensitivities have the best possible experience, as well as a commitment to ongoing training.

“We are extremely proud to become a Certified Autism Center; our team has worked very hard training to properly serve our guests on the spectrum. We look forward to seeing their enjoyment during their visits to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach,” Pablo Chavez, general manager of Ripley’s Myrtle Beach. Continue Reading →

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