The Pompano Beach Department of Cultural Affairs Is Now Autism Certified

The Pompano Beach Department of Cultural Affairs 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 and certification to better understand and welcome autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors. The Department oversees four cultural arts venues, including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, the Baily Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA), the Ali Cultural Arts Center, and the Blanche Eli House Museum.

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Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing Becomes a Certified Autism Center™, Demonstrates Commitment to Enhancing Accessibility

Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing proudly announces its recent accreditation as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The certification arrives at a critical moment, as the CDC indicates that the autism diagnosis rate now stands at 1 in 36 children, with one in six people having a sensory need. This data points to a growing demand for more accessible hospitality and entertainment options for autistic individuals and their families, who aspire to explore new destinations but often face concerns about finding accommodating and welcoming environments.

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First Coast Cultural Center Earns Autism Certification and Joins St. Johns County’s Accessibility Initiative

The First Coast Cultural Center has achieved the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This certification recognizes organizations committed to creating welcoming, inclusive, and accommodating environments for autistic and sensory-sensitive guests and their families. Staff at the center have completed autism-specific training and certification programs, enhancing their ability to assist all visitors more effectively.

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Visit Central Florida Welcome Center Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation To Enhance Accessibility Measures

Visit Central Florida Welcome Center is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), which is a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). IBCCES awards this credential to organizations whose staff have completed specialized training and a certification process to better understand and accommodate autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors and their families.

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St. Augustine Sailing Earns Autism Certification and Joins St. Johns County’s Initiative to Become Certified Autism Destination™

St. Augustine Sailing achieves the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This certification is given to organizations that have committed to ongoing efforts to create a welcoming, inclusive and accommodating environment for autistic and sensory-sensitive guests and their families. To earn this designation, staff undergo an autism-specific training and certification program to better equip the organization with the necessary skills and resources to provide the best experience possible for all guests. 

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St. Johns County Initiates Accessibility Movement to Create an Inclusive Destination

The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau, and Old Town Trolley Tours® & Attractions of St. Augustine Lead the Way with Autism Certification

The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce and its Ponte Vedra Visitors Information Center, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau (VCB), in collaboration with Old Town Trolley Tours® & Attractions of St. Augustine, proudly announce their achievement as Certified Autism Centers™ (CAC). These certifications, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), reflect the commitment of these organizations to welcome and support autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors. The certification program is funded with a matching grant from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce is proud to be working with the County on reviewing grant applications from tourism and hospitality businesses who apply. Members of the Grant Review Committee are Stephen Hudson, Committee Chair from Digital Mark; Todd Hickey, Committee Member from Marriott Sawgrass, and Erin Wallner, Committee member from Flagler Health+.

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The Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) at Easterseals Southwest Florida Achieves Certified Autism Center™ Designation

The Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) at Easterseals Southwest Florida earns the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). To achieve the Certified Autism Center™ designation, the Center for Excellence met requirements which includes a commitment to the highest standards of autism care, having at least 80% of staff trained and certified, and a dedication to engaging in specialized autism training on an ongoing basis. By meeting these criteria, Center has demonstrated its commitment to providing enhanced care and support for autistic individuals.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Recognized as a Certified Autism Center™, Paving the Way for Inclusive Experiences for Autistic and Sensory-Sensitive Guests

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has partnered with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to become a Certified Autism Center™. This collaboration aims to ensure that autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals can visit with confidence. 

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