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Become a Certified Autism Center™

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Why Autism Training + Certification is Important

Individuals with autism are 8 times more likely to visit an ED or Urgent Care, yet most clinicians and medical professionals receive very little autism-specific training. Individuals with autism react differently to sensory experiences and input, communication, pain, and anesthesia, among other impacts, with a wide variety of experiences amongst individuals on the autism spectrum. Your team can improve patient experience and clinical effectiveness and efficiency with professional training and certification through IBCCES. 


Become a Certified Autism Center™

IBCCES provides position-specific training and certification for clinicians, nurses, therapists, allied health staff, and clerical staff in an ER or Urgent Care setting. These programs are evidence-based and include feedback from individuals with autism to ensure a well-rounded approach to supplement the expertise of professionals in a healthcare setting.  Certification also includes an onsite review with recommendations on how to make small changes in process or the physical space to make a more positive experience for all patients.

All Certified Autism Centers™ meet the following requirements:

  • Dedicated to serving individuals with autism
  • At least 80% of staff trained and certified in the field of autism
  • Is committed to ongoing training in autism
  • Onsite review completed by IBCCES experts

  • “Medical staff members typically have little to no autism training, and now that so many medical workers are overwhelmed and stressed out, the likelihood of autistic needs being accommodated may be reduced.”–Mother of a child with autism

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CERTIFICATION IMPACT

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Increase quality of care through exceptional patient experience

Decrease cost of care through more efficient physician contact time
and increased staff effectiveness

Increase access to care and community engagement by creating more patient confidence and awareness

Increase revenue through specialization referrals within your system

Reduce unnecessary repeat visits through patient care and education

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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.



IBCCES TRAINING COMPETENCIES

Admin + Clerical Staff

Admin ER Competencies

Clinical Staff

Clinical ER Competencies
Kerry Magro

“The seven most terrifying memories of my childhood were the seven times I visited an emergency room with my parents.”
Dr. Kerry Magro – autism advocate, author, + speaker

Reach New Patients

Once 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.

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Learn More About Becoming a Certified Autism Center™