Turkey Hill Experience has completed the process of becoming a Certified Autism Center, which is a designation awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) that demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ensuring guests and families with children who have autism and sensory disorders have the best possible experience.
“Turkey Hill is committed to providing the ultimate experience to all visitors. We work hard to ensure our guests enjoy their time with us. That includes having a trained staff and a fully equipped facility to serve all individuals. Obtaining our CAC is something we are very excited and proud to be part of,” said Turkey Hill Experience Manager, Bob Adams.
In recent years, the popularity of “autism-friendly” options has grown; however, parents and families are now seeking out organizations that have completed additional research-based training or certification to ensure their needs can be met. For almost 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in autism training for healthcare, education and corporate professionals around the globe. IBCCES recognized that many families with children with special needs have limited travel and entertainment options and created programs specifically for those industries.
“We’re excited to add Turkey Hill Experience to a growing list of certified destinations and attractions around the globe. IBCCES is working with these organizations to lead the way and ensure all families have as many options as possible to make memories through new destinations and experiences,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman.
The Turkey Hill Experience features interactive exhibits allowing visitors to learn about dairy culture, the story of Turkey Hill Dairy, and how the company’s ice cream and iced tea flavors are selected and created.
IBCCES also created AutismTravel.com, a free online resource for parents that lists certified destinations and connects families to other resources and each other. Each destination or attraction listed on the site has met Certified Autism Center requirements, which includes staff training conducted by leading autism experts.
About Turkey Hill Dairy
Located in the farming-rich country of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Turkey Hill Dairy is the fourth largest-selling premium ice cream brand and one of the leading refrigerated iced tea brands in the nation. Over the past 20 years, Turkey Hill Dairy has tripled in size and now sells products in 49 states and a dozen countries on three continents. The Dairy believes that part of its corporate responsibility is to be a good steward of its resources, community, and the world and is actively defining and implementing green initiatives to cut down on waste, reduce packaging, and minimize outputs into the environment. Turkey Hill’s commitment to the environment runs deep, enlisting the help of Mother Nature herself in its farm-favorite recipes. The Dairy gathers wind via two on-site turbines to help brew, stir, and churn its products. For more information about Turkey Hill Dairy, visit TurkeyHill.com or follow Turkey Hill Dairy on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or the Turkey Hill Nation.
Delivering The Global Standard For Training and Certification in The Field of Cognitive Disorders –
IBCCES provides a series of certifications that empower professionals to be leaders in their field and improve the outcomes for the individuals they serve. These programs are recognized around the world as the leading benchmark for training and certification in the areas of autism and other cognitive disorders. As part of our commitment to sharing the latest innovations and research, IBCCES also hosts the International Symposium on Cognitive Research and Disorders to create a forum for collaboration among industry stakeholders.