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