What is a Certified Autism Resource?

IBCCES, an independent credentialing and certification board with a focus on cognitive disorders, is the accrediting body for the Certified Autism Resource (CAR) program, along with many other designations and certifications for professionals in the healthcare and education industries.

As a part of the CAR application process, our board of experts will conduct a comprehensive board review to determine how your product or program is aligned with one or more of our 6 areas of competency and, ultimately, how it meets the needs of individuals with autism. The goal is to promote Certified Autism Resource partners to our network of therapists, educators, and parents to ensure they have the knowledge and access to products and services they need to improve the lives of individuals on the spectrum.

Certification Benefits

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Product Differentiation
Through the process of independent evaluation, the Certified Autism Resource will enable your product to stand apart from your competitors.
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Competitive Edge
IBCCES is recognized around the world for setting the certification standards for professionals working with individuals with special needs and disabilities. Through our distinguished Certified Autism Resource recognition, your products and programs can be positioned to have a competitive edge on other competitive products.
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Customer Confidence
As an IBCCES Certified Autism Resource you will give your customers the peace of mind that your product has been reviewed by the organization that sets the standards for autism certification.
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Market Access
Break into new markets with appropriate certification and compliant products.  IBCCES sets the industry standards for the field of autism and provides our network of educators and licensed professionals with guidelines and best practices.

Certification Requirements

If your product or program successfully meets one or more areas of the Autism competency standards, IBCCES will officially certify your product or service and enable your company to label your product as a Certified Autism Resource (CAR).  Certifying your product will set you apart from your competition and help establish you as an industry leader in the field of autism, resulting in a shorter sales cycle, easier product placement in schools and private therapy practices and overall increased revenue.

  • Autism Overview
  • Behavior Competency
  • Program Development Competency
  • Early Childhood Identification Competency
  • Parent Communication Competency
  • Comorbidities Competency
Applicants submit a completed application package provided by IBCCES. If the package is judged complete, it is passed on to a three-member review board; if necessary, a board interview with the applicant is scheduled. The review board examines the package in detail to confirm that the evidence of the product adequately demonstrates the skills and experience specified in the area of competency selected. The process for certification of a product is summed up in four steps:

    • Application (including review or testing of the product)
    • Evaluation (does the data indicate that the product meets, at minimum, one area of competency)
    • Decision (the review board will vote to determine if the product meets IBCCES criteria)
    • Surveillance (does the product in the marketplace continue to meet qualification criteria)

Certification Includes:

• A Certified Autism Resource Digital Badge that can be used on digital marketing materials and social media outlets

• Promotion on the IBCCES website as a Certified Autism Resource

• Listing on CertifiedAutismCenter.com and AutismTravel.com as a Certified Autism Resource

•As appropriate, IBCCES will recommend CARs to partners such as Certified Autism Centers

MEET OUR BOARD

Joseph Cheung MD

Joseph Cheung, MD

SLEEP NEUROLOGIST, MAYO CLINIC

Mae Barker, PhD, BCBA-D

CLINICAL DIRECTOR – CARD (former), PRACTITIONER, PROFESSOR

Pamela Rollins, EdD, SLP

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Stephen Shore, EdD

AUTISM ADVOCATE & EXPERT, PROFESSOR, AUTHOR, SPEAKER

Tina Anderson, Ph.D., LLC

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Kerry magro with a child with autism

Dr. Kerry Magro, Ph.D

AWARD-WINNING DISABILITY ADVOCATE, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

Anne Holmes

Anne Holmes, CCC, BCBA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AUTISM SOCIETY, VP OF THE DIVISION OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Eric Rossen, Ph.D., NCSP

DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & STANDARDS FOR NASP

MEET OUR BOARD

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