IBCCES helps businesses better serve guests and clients with cognitive disorders, including autism, sensory disorders, and other, sometimes invisible, disorders and disabilities. We work to create inclusion and acceptance for these individuals with research-based training and certification programs designed for a variety of industries.


  • Speech and Hearing Centers
  • Physical Therapy Clinics
  • Occupational Therapy Facilities
  • Hospitals & Physicians’ Offices
  • Psychological Services
  • Home Healthcare Facilities


  • Educational Centers
  • Tutoring Companies
  • Childcare Centers


  • Parks and Recreation


  • Resort Destinations
  • Travel Companies
  • Hotels
  • Zoos + Aquariums
  • Theme Parks
  • Retail + Service Organizations
  • Museums
  • Entertainment Venues

For more information on becoming a certified travel destination, click here

Some Certified Autism Centers:

certified autism center examples

Meeting a Growing Need for Specialized Care

$262 Billion

is spent on Autism related services in the US each year

600% Increase

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world

41 States

have insurance mandates to cover Autism related services

$60K Annually

cost to a family with 1 child with Autism

Why Should You Become a Certified Autism Center™?

The 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.

Becoming a Certified Autism Center™ is the best way to:

  • Help your center or organization stand out as having expertise in the field of Autism
  • Differentiate your organization from competitors
  • Position your center or organization to experience explosive growth as you are able to serve this market
  • Attract partnerships
  • Better serve individuals and families affected by autism

Become a Certified Autism Center Today

Certified Autism Center™


All Certified Autism Centers™ meet the following requirements:

  • Dedicated to serving individuals with autism
  • At least 80% of staff is trained and certified in the field of Autism
  • Maintain compliance with National Healthcare/Education Accreditation standards
  • Is committed to ongoing training in autism
  • Complies with HIPAA and ADA requirements
  • “We are excited to become a Certified Autism Center. As an organization that is committed to education and training, we are always looking for ways to invest in our staff’s continual professional development and help our program stand out from our competition. So far this year we have put 28 staff members through the Certified Autism Specialist program and have been very impressed with the results.”

    Daniel Bayes, M.Ed., BCBA, CAS

    Executive Director | Bayes Achievement Center

  • “At JSHC we are dedicated to serving the speech and hearing needs for individuals with Autism. To help demonstrate our commitment to Autism, we chose to put our entire staff, including myself, through the Certified Autism Specialist program and become one of the first Certified Autism Centers in our area.”

    Michael R. Howland, CAS

    President & CEO | Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center