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 autistic individuals, there are very few travel options available for parents that have completed an evidence-based, third party training and review process.
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.
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.
We’re helping the leading travel destinations and attractions in the world ensure they are prepared to provide certified travel options for families and autistic individuals.
Certified Autism Center™ destinations have completed a training program for their guest-facing staff and are committed to welcoming all guests.
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 autistic individual as well as their family.
A CATP has completed an IBCCES certification program to specialize in travel needs and accommodations for autistic individuals or those with sensory sensitivities. Learn more about getting certified.
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