The City of Mesa Reaffirms its Commitment in Celebrating and Serving People of all Abilities

The City of Mesa is maintaining its promise to serve people of all abilities. The Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department has once again received the Certified Autism Center™ designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). In addition, the City is also joining the Global WeThe15 campaign, which aims to represent and transform the lives of persons with disabilities. Through this campaign, Mesa commits to removing barriers faced by persons with disabilities and promote respect and inclusivity.   In 2019 the City of Mesa department became the first parks and recreation organization in the world to obtain the certification, which demonstrates the Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department’s commitment to ensuring guests with autism and sensory sensitivities have the best possible experience at its facilities. Continue Reading →

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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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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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All Aboard America is the First Transportation Company to Become a Certified Autism Center™

All Aboard America! is the first transportation company to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The Certified Autism Center™ designation is awarded by IBCCES to organizations who have completed a training and review process and are committed to serving individuals with Autism and other sensory needs. Continue Reading →

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Riverbound Sports Paddle Co. is Now Autism Certified

Riverbound Sports Paddle Co has become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), which means the staff have completed a training and certification process so that individuals and families with children with autism can enjoy the best possible experience. 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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