About Us


AutismTravel.com is powered by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), the industry leader in training and certification in autism and other cognitive disorders.

IBCCES has provided certification and training to licensed healthcare professionals and educators across the globe for almost 20 years. While research shows that travel is one of the most intellectually stimulating events for individuals on the autism spectrum, there are very few travel options available for parents that have completed an evidence-based, third party training and review process.

Autism-Society-logo-IBCCES-partnership-1-300x59IBCCES and The Autism Society are working together to create more autism certified locations and to spread the word about companies who make the extra effort to accommodate those with autism and other cognitive disorders. The Autism Society serves over 650,000 individuals and families with autism and the oldest autism organization in the world at over 50 years old.

IBCCES works with our advisory board to ensure our content is up-to-date and includes a variety of approaches and best practices from multiple disciplines. Our board is composed of neurologists, special education administrators, speech language pathologists, BCBAs, individuals on the spectrum, and other experts in their field. Learn more about us at ibcces.org.

IBCCES created AutismTravel.com to help you and your family access information and resources so you can travel with confidence.

Our Goals

For Your Family

Your family can travel with peace of mind, knowing Certified Autism Centers and other certified professionals have made a commitment to welcoming ALL families and individuals, regardless of their needs.

Work with one of our Certified Autism Travel Professionals (CATP) to plan your trip, or view our Certified Autism Center (CAC) destinations.

For Destinations

We’re helping the leading travel destinations and attractions in the world ensure they are prepared to provide certified travel options for parents and individuals on the spectrum.

Certified Autism Center destinations have completed a training program for their guest-facing staff and are committed to welcoming all guests.

Learn more about becoming a Certified Autism Center.

For Travel Professionals

A Certified Autism Travel Professional (CATP) is defined as a professional who has demonstrated that they are both knowledgeable and capable of providing support and travel-related services to an individual on the autism spectrum as well as their family.

A CATP has completed an IBCCES certification program to specialize in travel needs and accommodations for individuals on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. Learn more about getting certified.

Larry Celzo
Parent of child on the spectrum

After so many years of learning how to integrate our 15-year old son with autism into our community, it is refreshing to witness society becoming more aware of how hard we work to provide the same type of recreation and entertainment families without special needs enjoy. I really applaud the organizations who go above and beyond to become trained and certified in autism and other special needs

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This is a digital magazine for individuals, families and travel professionals that highlights industry leading organizations who have gone above and beyond to certify their destinations and make them more accessible for guests with autism and other cognitive disorders.