Sweet Old Bill’s Earns Autism Certification and Joins Growing Tourism Accessibility Initiative in High Point

Sweet Old Bill’s restaurant is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), and joins a growing movement initiated by Visit High Point to attract more travelers to the area. To meet CAC requirements, restaurant staff completed training and certification to better assist and accommodate autistic or sensory-sensitive guests and their families during their meal. 

With 1 in 6 people having a sensory need or sensitivity, and 1 in 44 children being diagnosed with autism in the US (CDC), the need for more hospitality and entertainment options for these travelers and their families has never been greater. IBCCES created programs specifically for hospitality and recreational organizations such as hotels, theme parks, and other attractions so staff would be more knowledgeable and other accommodations offered to this growing, but underserved, part of the community.

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