Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

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Turning Pointe Autism Foundation’s Adult Services – funded by Foglia Family Foundation – is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The designation means that staff have completed additional autism-specific training and certification program through an internationally recognized provider, IBCCES.

Turning Pointe programs provide the opportunity for individuals impacted by autism or co-diagnosed with other disabilities to learn skills in the areas of social communication, independence, and vocational/employment in a supportive environment with a best practice clinical approach to personalized education.

Turning Pointe staff with student dressing up for photobooth“Turning Pointe began with a commitment to use best practice research in developing programs for individuals with autism. Because research is ongoing, our team must continue to learn and grow,” said Carrie Provenzale, Executive Director of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. “Certification by IBCCES was a natural next step as our programs evolve. We are proud to be an official Certified Autism Center™ now.”

Turning Pointe is also in the process of earning additional telepractice certifications to better assist individuals during stay-at-home orders. This certification will ensure providers can apply best practices and achieve optimal outcomes when providing virtual services.

For more than 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in cognitive disorder training and certification for education, healthcare, and corporate professionals around the globe. IBCCES provides evidence-based training and certification programs created in conjunction with clinical experts and individuals with autism in order to provide professionals serving individuals with cognitive disorders a better understanding of what these disorders are, industry best practices, and the latest research in these areas.

“IBCCES is excited to work with Turning Pointe Autism Foundation to build upon their team’s expertise. Our specialized programs will help their team do what they do best – help individuals with autism and other disorders,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman.

IBCCES also created CertifiedAutismCenter.com, as a free online resource for parents that lists certified locations and professionals. Each organization listed on the site has met Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) requirements.


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 the only training and certification programs endorsed by the largest grassroots autism organization in the world, The Autism Society of America, and recognized around the world as the leading benchmark for training and certification in the areas of autism and other cognitive disorders.


About Turning Pointe

The Foglia Family Adult Services at Turning Pointe work with proven interventions to improve post-graduate student’s communication, independence, socially appropriate behaviors, and to develop employability skills. Students are supported by a Special Education Teacher (LBS1), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP), an administrator with a master’s degree in a related field, and aides with paraprofessional or substitute teaching licenses. Additionally, this qualified team of professionals works in consultation with a Registered Nurse (RN). The overall goal of the program is to promote students’ ability to live and function as independently as possible in home and employment settings, while focusing on individual goals and progress for each student.

To Find Out More About Becoming a Certified Autism Center™

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