Appalachian Valley Autism Center Has Earned the Certified Autism Center ™ Designation

Appalachian Valley Autism Center (The AVA Center) has been designated a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). The CAC designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and is awarded to organizations at which staff have completed professional autism-specific training and certification to improve staff understanding of how to best work with these patients. Continue Reading →

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Pikeville Medical Center is First Emergency Department in Kentucky to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Pikeville Medical Center’s Emergency Department, a Pediatric Ready Emergency Department, is now the first ER in Kentucky to become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Pikeville’s ED is deemed one of only four hospitals in Kentucky to be Pediatric Ready by the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services for Children (KYEMSC) Program, which makes their autism training and certification vital to caring for all patients, including those with autism. Continue Reading →

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