Helping Parents Find Certified
Sources For Autism Services

What is a Certified Autism Center?

A Certified Autism Center (CAC) is a facility or organization in which at least 80% of their staff is highly trained, fully equipped and certified in the field of autism.  These organizations and individuals are committed to ongoing training and education to remain experts in the field.

These organizations successfully completed extensive training from leading autism experts and designed specialized programs for guests with autism and other sensory disorders, and have been designated as a Certified Autism Center.
Educators and professionals, across a multitude of industries, who work with individuals with special needs have completed training and earned their certifications. Have peace of mind knowing your family is in good hands.
IBCCES has reviewed the following resources and has found that they meet one or more IBCCES Autism Competencies. Each autism resource below is linked to a company page where you can find additional information.

Provided by IBCCES

IBCCES – the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards – is the global leader in training and certification programs that help organizations 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.

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Kerry Magro
Advocate, public speaker living on the spectrum.

IBCCES is paving the way to make sure all people with autism feel included within our society. Growing up with sensory challenges due to having autism I continue to applaud the work that they do to help families enjoy experiences I had challenges facing as a child. When an organization becomes a Certified Autism Center they show the world they are taking steps to be a more inclusive place for all.

Larry Celzo
Parent of child on the spectrum

CertifiedAutismCenter.com gives families like mine a stronger sense of hope that more theme parks/resorts, restaurants, theaters, cruise ships, airlines, etc are trained and certified in the skills they need to accommodate families on the autism spectrum so that they can also live and experience the typical dream of making great family memories together.

Dr. Stephen Shore
Dr. Stephen Shore
University professor, world-class public speaker living on the spectrum

I am so excited to finally see a comprehensive resource for parents. As an adult on the spectrum I find it therapeutic to travel but as a child my parents never had these options for me.

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Todd Hickey
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
General Manager

We are so proud to have become a Certified Autism Center after our associates went through specialized training provided by the wonderful staff of IBCCES. Families that live with autism can feel comfortable knowing our employees understand their needs. We have continuing education and videos available today to help us maintain this caring and inclusive culture throughout our resort.

Since 2001, IBCCES has trained & certified thousands of professionals across the globe.  The impact these professionals make in the lives of those on the spectrum has a ripple effect touching millions.
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Parent of child on the spectrum

As a mom of three boys, two with Autism and sensory processing issues, it’s such a great comfort to now have a wide range of Certified Autism Centers to choose from when selecting a destination for our next family vacation.

Dr. Christopher O'Shea
Parent of child on the spectrum

Traveling to a destination where the staff are trained to recognize and address the needs of children on the Autism Spectrum simply makes our trip less stressful and more enjoyable. We know that once we arrive on resort that the stress of the trip is over and we can relax without having to worry over what the next meal will be or how the staff will react to the kids. It give us the freedom to enjoy a vacation in the same way that ‘regular’ families can.

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