Becoming a Certified Autism Destination™ (CAD) aims to ensure autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors feel welcomed, safe, and above all, have fun! Becoming a CAD means tourism, hospitality, and entertainment organizations have completed autism and sensory sensitivity and awareness training and other supports from IBCCES.
With over one billion travelers worldwide with sensory or cognitive issues and rising global autism diagnosis rates, there is an overwhelming need for more accessibility options in the travel and entertainment industry. Many autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals and their families find it challenging when visiting new places or planning family trips due to a lack of staff understanding or supports. The Certified Autism Destination™ program offers a solution for these travelers and a new travel segment to bring to your community.