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.
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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Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) need autism certified recreational activities. Many times, we concentrate on housing and education, neglecting the need for ‘fun’. We do the same activities – roller skating, movies and outdoor activities, never thinking outside the box. Having other opportunities will increase individuals’ quality of life immensely. I will always encourage people providing experiences from organizations that are committed and understand people with an ASD.
In an unprecedented manner, the IBCCES Certified Autism Center program continues to expand travel options for people on the autism spectrum and their families. The work of IBCCES brings us closer to where understanding and support of the autism community by travel providers and destination points will become the rule rather than the exception.
As someone who serves on the Panel of People on the Spectrum of Autism Advisors (PSA) for the Autism Society and as a board member of IBCCES, I’ve had the opportunity to see firsthand the tremendous work that both these groups continue to provide for our community. I’m thrilled with this endorsement from the Autism Society and I hope our families will be excited as they look at all the inclusive travel options IBCCES continues to provide. I can’t stress the impact that this will have in terms of forward progress, as when I was growing up on the autism spectrum I could only dream about having these options available for me and my family.
My training and certification have helped me to be a more resourceful and confident consultant. Since receiving my IBCCES certification, I have a better understanding of the importance of being a consistent role model. For example, it has always been important to me to be aware of the words/phrases/visuals I use during instruction related to behavior, academics, or social learning. The standards set by IBCCES have provided structure for my work as a consultant and greatly enhanced the supports I provide to school personnel. The additional knowledge and skills I have gained allows me to serve students and teachers with more confidence.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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