Arizona Disabled Sports is Now a Certified Autism Center™

Arizona Disabled Sports, based in Mesa, Ariz., has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The designation indicates that staff have received evidence-based training through IBCCES to enhance their understanding and mindfulness when working with individuals with autism or other cognitive disorders. Continue Reading →

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College Bound AZ is now a Certified Autism Center™ in the First Autism Certified City, Mesa

College Bound AZ, which serves as a bridge to high school seniors with special needs and their families, recently pursued the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation to enhance their ability to assist students with autism or other sensory needs. The designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), is awarded to organizations whose staff have received training and certification through IBCCES.

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The Oakland Athletics Become the First MLB Organization to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

The Oakland Athletics Spring Training staff at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., have completed the process to become a Certified Autism Center™. The CAC designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) which demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ensuring visitors with autism and sensory needs have the best possible experience during Spring Training events. Continue Reading →

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Mesa Fire and Medical Department is now a Certified Autism Center™

Mesa Fire and Medical Department joins more than 60 organizations in and near Mesa, AZ, to become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in an effort to create a truly inclusive community. The CAC designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), means that staff, firefighters  and first responders at Mesa Fire and Medical Department have received position-specific training through IBCCES to enhance their understanding and sensitivity when helping individuals with autism or other sensory sensitivities. Continue Reading →

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Mesa, AZ Becomes First-Ever Autism Certified City in U.S.

Visit Mesa Rolls Out Welcome Mat to the Autism Community, Invites Visitors from Across the Country

MESA, ARIZ. (November 18, 2019) – Mesa is the first-ever Autism Certified City in the U.S. designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), raising the profile of the East Valley city to millions of individuals with autism and millions of annual travelers impacted by autism. The innovative initiative is expected to raise the national profile of the city and inject a new source of visitor dollars to the region.

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