Even in the highly educated field of healthcare, many practitioners and non-clinical staff have not received updated training specific to autism, or need to constantly complete professional development to ensure up-to-date knowledge on best practices and research.

Earning a specialized autism credential can help providers deepen their knowledge of how to best work with autistic individuals, ensure quality of care and improve patient experience, as well as provide a way to stand out in the community and put patients and their families at ease.

The IBCCES Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) certification recognizes organizations that have highly trained staff and are fully equipped to assist and provide care for autistic individuals or those with other sensory sensitivities.

The Need

Autism Diagnosis rates in Mid East
1 in 44 children in US are diagnosed with autism
1 in 6 people have sensory need

Benefits of Certification

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Stand out from other clinics & gain recognition in your community

Position-specific, customized online training for staff

Ensure treatments are appropriate & patient interactions are positive with all staff

Instantly earn trust and ease the minds of patients

All Certified Autism Centers™ meet the following requirements:

Dedicated to serving autistic individuals

At least 80% of patient-facing trained and certified in the field of autism

Committed to ongoing specialized training in autism (renewal requirement every 2 years)

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)

How It Works

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

certification process
*Your organization may undergo an onsite review by IBCCES experts to include a comprehensive report with suggested changes or modifications to better serve individuals with cognitive disorders (requirement depends on the size of the organization).

Training + Patient Care

  • 2-year certification
  • Onsite review of facilities by an expert that includes a comprehensive report with modifications to better serve individuals with sensory needs (depends on the size of the clinic)

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 autistic patients
  • Empower your staff

Once you become a Certified Autism Center™, you will be featured as a certified organization on CertifiedAutismCenter.com, which has been developed by IBCCES as a credible resource to help leading organizations across the globe showcase themselves as safe, sensory-friendly, trained, and certified option for families and autistic individuals. This resource serves as a guide both for people who are looking for healthcare and education resources in their community that are appropriately trained to serve autistic individuals and their families.

Featured Partners

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“Here at First Step Counseling Center, we believe in professionality and ethical standards, to enrich therapies for our autistic patients and their families. Our IBCCES-certified therapists are committed to ongoing continuing education to ensure the future success of our autistic patients.”

-Ali Khader, Managing Director of First Step Counseling Center

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“We believe that it is our calling towards our society to learn all that we can to help people with autism do great things. As a Certified Autism Center™, Seeds of Hope will always be committed to building knowledge to serve the needs of autistic people better.”

-Dr. Aya Al-Jazi, Founder and CEO of Seeds of Hope

Find Out More About Becoming A Certified Autism Center™

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