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Research has shown that engaging in stimulating activities such as travel, animals and water interaction, and outdoor play are therapeutic for children and individuals on the autism spectrum.
Organizations across the globe claim to be “Autism friendly” but are not equipped to truly accommodate these guests. This has left families disappointed due to lack of trained and aware staff. As a result, destinations and other organizations have little to no credibility in this ever-growing market.
The IBCCES Certified Autism Center (CAC) certification recognizes organizations that have a highly trained staff and are fully equipped to serve the fastest growing population of developmental disorders.
All Certified Autism Centers meet the following requirements:
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.
$262 billion is spent on autism related services in the US each year.
1 in 59 children has been identified with autism.
ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
ASD is at a 600% increase year after year.
* Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Fill out the form below to learn more about our CAC Program, which includes staff certifications, training options and center certification.
Once you become a Certified Autism Center, you will be featured as a certified organization on CertifiedAutismCenter.com and AutismTravel.com, which have been developed by IBCCES as credible resources to help leading organizations across the globe showcase themselves as safe, sensory friendly, trained and certified option for parents and individuals on the spectrum.
“You have no idea how much it means to our family to finally find a travel professional who understands us! Thank you!”
– Greg, parent with child on autism spectrum