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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