Autism Certification

Because “Autism Friendly” isn’t enough

Research has shown that engaging in stimulating activities such as travel, animal and water interaction, and outdoor play is therapeutic for autistic children and individuals.

Fun is for everyone and organizations across the globe are looking for ways to be equipped to truly accommodate all guests. With training, certification and onsite review options IBCCES is the leading expert to help travel and recreation organizations become inclusive and accessible.

The IBCCES Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) certification helps ensure organizations are fully equipped to better serve and attract autistic guests or those with other sensory sensitivities, improve the guest experience for all and empower your staff to have the confidence to handle guest-facing situations that may arise.

Did You Know?

Autism Diagnosis rates in Mid East
32 million trips are taken by people of determination
1 in 6 people have sensory need

Benefits of Certification

Stand out from your competitors

Position-specific, customized online training for staff

Increase market share and drive revenue

Gain knowledge & confidence in guest-facing scenarios

Competitive Advantage

Middle Eastern family travelingIncrease revenue by attracting visitors that may have otherwise not felt comfortable coming to your location

Middle Eastern family at the parkInternational recognition for your expertise in the fastest growing market in the travel & entertainment industry

Middle Eastern father and son checking into a hotelIncrease employee morale by empowering staff to connect to your organization’s mission & provide a higher level of service

Arabic father and daughter heading to amusement park ride

Become confident in your ability to provide travel/entertainment solutions to a $262 billion, underserved market

All Certified Autism Centers™ meet the following requirements:

Dedicated to serving autistic individuals or other persons of determination

Committed to ongoing training and accessibility

At least 80% of guest-facing staff trained and certified in autism

An onsite review by IBCCES experts includes a comprehensive report with suggested changes or modifications & sensory guides for activities.

(requirement dependent on size of the organization)

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guy silhouette“We are in the business of entertaining and educating children we fuel on making kids happy so when it comes to children with special conditions working with them very rewarding. We are committed to autism awareness and will do all what is in our power to contribute and put a smile on every child’s face.”

– Ali Kazma , Founder of KidzMondo and CEO of Aura Entertainment

Ready To Learn More?

How It Works

Your team will complete our online training and certification process. And 80% of guest-facing staff must complete the program to earn Certified Autism Center™ designation.

certification process
*Your organization may undergo an onsite review by IBCCES experts includes a comprehensive report with suggested changes or modifications to better serve individuals on the spectrum, as well as sensory guides for activities (depends on the size of the organization).


  • Position-specific online training for staff – there is no one-size-fits all
  • Certification periods in 2 or 5-year increments
  • Onsite review of facilities by an expert that includes a comprehensive report with suggested changes or modifications to better serve individuals on the spectrum and other challenges and sensory guides for activities


  • Listing on the International Online Registry of Certified Autism Centers™
  • Press release from IBCCES announcing CAC
  • Framed certification for display
  • Customized identification adhesives to showcase CAC status on staff badges/nametags
  • Validated CAC Badge for website and social media
  • Featured on, accessible to over 5.6 million parents, individuals and families worldwide

Autism Travel Text Only LogoOnce you become a Certified Autism Center™, you will be featured as a certified organization on, which was developed by IBCCES as a credible resource to help autistic individuals and their families and friends connect with trained and certified destinations, attractions, and related options.

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