Autism affects many families in America. In fact, 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism. In our latest podcast, we talk about travel tips and information from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Educations Standards (IBCCES) for these families. This organization offers training and certifications to both travel professionals as well as destinations.
Autism Friendly Destinations
There are many locations that welcome guests with autism and have the designation of a Certified Autism Center or Advanced 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. A CAC can range in specific specialty areas such as educational facilities, healthcare and recreational. A CAC is primarily a facility or organization that has a dedication to serving individuals with autism and is committed to ongoing training in autism.
Some recommendations with this designation are Sea World Orlando, Discovery Cove, Aquatica Orlando, and Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana.
Advanced Certified Autism Center (ACAC) level 2 certification was created by a board of industry experts including physicians, therapists, parents, travel executives, and individuals with autism and other cognitive disorders. The goal …read more