A resource provided by IBCCES to help parents understand their options for travel.
Our goal with Autism Travel is to help the leading travel destinations in the world create safe, sensory friendly certified travel options for parents and individuals on the spectrum. Autism travel also provides parents with a community to share ideas, plan trips with other families, and explore travel options at some of the most beautiful places in the world. The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), was established in 2001 to meet the training credentialing needs of professionals who work with individuals with special needs and cognitive disorders. IBCCES has since expanded into over 40 different countries with training centers and members across the globe. Every day we train and certify physicians, therapist and teachers on the latest research-proven techniques on how to teach and treat individuals on the spectrum. As a parent of an individual on the spectrum you can be assured that the destinations featured on Autism Travel have completed an in-depth training and certification program that is second to none. The organizations we work with are truly committed to improving the quality of life for both the parents and the individual on the spectrum. (Learn More)
By Dr. Chris O’Shea
We are recently back from another family trip to Beaches Ocho Rios. We were aware of the recent IBCCES certification of the resort and were curious as to how this would affect our trip. The staff was wonderful as always. As returning guests, we were welcomed as soon as our van stopped. Our understanding was that Kids Camp and pool staff had received training for working with children on the spectrum. We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that the manager at each restaurant and one of the servers had also received training. At dinner, one of the staff who didn’t know our normal pattern asked about the kids. We explained that they had Asperger’s/Autism and she explained that she was one of the staff who had received IBCCES training. This was helpful information as we were unaware that training had been extended to restaurant staff. I could see that it would be of a substantial benefit to many families.