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Partnership Between UNO Parks and IBCCES leads to the First Certified Autism Center in Europe

UNO Parks, a treetop adventure park architect group in the Baltics with over 40 parks built worldwide, has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), the industry leader in autism training and certification, with the goal of training and certifying their various indoor and outdoor adventure parks.

The first park to become certified is UNO Park Vilnius in Lithuania. This treetop adventure park joins a growing number of theme parks, hotels and attractions that have earned the Certified Autism Center (CAC) designation and will be the first attraction in Europe to do so.  The CAC designation is awarded to organizations who have completed staff training and an onsite review process with the goal to better serve individuals with autism and other sensory needs.

The growing frequency of autism diagnoses and the gap in travel services for those dealing with autism has made it difficult for parents with children on the spectrum to find destinations and attractions that accommodate their sensory needs, dietary restrictions and safety concerns.  In many cases, changes or accommodations made by these locations might seem minor, but they can make a big difference to the guest experience.

Working closely with IBCCES, UNO Parks staff has completed autism awareness and sensitivity training to better understand and assist guests with autism and other sensory sensitivities, as well as their families.

“For us, this certification means a brand-new level of service and a deeper attention to clients’ special needs. Moreover, it means encouragement to all our staff to serve our clients with confidence and bring them more joy and satisfaction,” said Deimante Tarvydiene, Deputy Director of Business Development at UNO Parks.

UNO Parks architects are an inspired team of talented and certified professionals on a mission to add laughter and vivid adventures to the lives of worldwide customers. The company manages the largest chain of treetop adventure parks in the Baltics and offers high-quality custom services in designing, building and operating indoor and outdoor adventure parks.

“The partnership with UNO Parks is an exciting step in providing a wider range of certified destinations worldwide. We are proud to partner with organizations like UNO Parks that are seeking to provide inclusive services for all guests and look forward to the ripple effect this will have for individuals on the spectrum and their families,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman.

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 individuals with cognitive disorders have limited travel and entertainment options that have been trained to meet their needs, and created evidence-based, customized training and certification programs specifically for those industries.

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About UNO Parks

UNO Parks are an inspired team of talented and certified professionals on a mission to add laughter and vivid adventures to the lives of worldwide customers. Since 2009, the company manages the largest chain of treetop adventure parks in the Baltics and offers high-quality custom services in designing, building, and operating indoor and outdoor adventure parks and children playgrounds.

Adventure Parks address several challenges faced by cities in different policy areas, with special focus on sports and well-being, social affairs, education, culture and creative industries. As pioneers of the industry, UNO Parks offers full and integrated solutions providing citizens with sports, educational, economic, social and cultural facilities

 

About IBCCES 

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 the only training and certification program endorsed by The Autism Society of America, one of the largest grassroots autism organizations in the world, IBCCES is committed to increasing the quality of life and services provided to individuals on the spectrum.

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