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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Norris Air First HVAC Company to Become a Certified Autism Center™

Norris Air  is the first HVAC company in the country to earn the Certified Autism Center designation™ (CAC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Completing the program means that Norris Air staff are now better equipped to engage with families and individuals with autism or other sensory needs.

Norris Air is a family owned business offering air conditioning and heating system installation, maintenance and repair since 1973. They are joining an expanding group of organizations that are becoming certified as part of an initiative started by Visit Mesa to further that community’s goal to become the most autism inclusive in the world.

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Courtyard Phoenix Mesa Receives Certified Autism Center Designation

Parents with children on the autism spectrum often find choosing travel and vacation options a challenge due to sensory needs, dietary restrictions and safety concerns. To address this need, Courtyard Phoenix Mesa has earned the designation of Certified Autism Center (CAC), awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The certification means that the hotel is committed to serving guests with autism and sensory needs and have completed training to ensure guests can enjoy the best possible experience.

The Courtyard Phoenix Mesa also joins a growing number of organizations that are becoming certified in Arizona, a movement inspired by the work of the Visit Mesa organization and that community’s goal to become the most autism inclusive in the world. Continue Reading →

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