Even in the highly educated field of healthcare, many practitioners and non-clinical staff have not received training specific to autism, often leading to individuals on the autism spectrum not having their needs properly understood or addressed which can adversely affect both their healthcare experiences and the effectiveness of treatments they receive.

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:

  • Dedicated to serving individuals with autism
  • At least 80% of patient-facing trained and certified in the field of autism
  • Committed to ongoing specialized training in autism

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.

Certified Autism Center™ Benefits

Therapist Prodessionals need to earn Autism Certifications

Training + Patient Care

  • Position specific, customized online training for staff
  • Ensure treatments are appropriate and patient interactions are positive with all staff, including non-clinical
  • 2-year certification
  • Onsite review of facilities by an expert that includes a comprehensive report with modifications to better serve individuals with sensory needs

Recognition and Promotion

  • Listing on International Online Registry
  • Press release and marketing support from IBCCES announcing CAC
  • Framed certification for display
  • Validated Digital Certification Badge for website and social media
  • Featured on CertifiedAutismCenter.com and accessible to over 5.6 million parents, therapists and educators


  • Ensure all staff have the knowledge to cater to the specialized needs of patients with autism
  • Stand out from other organizations and gain recognition in your community
  • Empower your staff
  • Instantly earn trust and ease the minds of patients

CAC HealthcareOnce you become a Certified Autism Center™, you will be featured as a certified organization on CertifiedAutismCenter.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. These resources serve as a guide both for people who are looking for healthcare and education resources in their community that are appropriately trained to serve individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.


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$262 billion is spent on autism related services in the US each year.

1 in 54 kids
1 in 54 children has been identified with autism.

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ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

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ASD is at a 600% increase.

* Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Learn More About Becoming a Certified Autism Center™

Fill out the form below to learn more about our CAC Program, which includes staff certifications, training options and center certification.

Featured Story: Bowen Center

The Bowen Center’s mission is to positively impact the quality of life of those we serve by providing professional, caring, cost-effective behavioral healthcare services.

“At the Bowen Center we saw a gap in resources that were being provided to people who are on the spectrum. We knew professional training was necessary to fill this gap.”

– Bil, Bowen Center Executive

Other benefits the Bowen Center experienced after their certification:

  • Established Bowen Center as an independently trained and verified resource for Autism in their community where people and agencies could seek assistance
  • Increased community involvement and speaking engagements
  • Strenthened employee morale, expertise and confidence for handling numerous different situations
  • Deepened trust between Bowen Center and their clients

Learn More About Becoming a Certified Autism Center™