Visalia, California – Certified Autism Destination™
Visalia – an easy drive from all of California’s major population and business centers – lies in the heart of the Central Valley, at the base of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Our welcoming community hosts visitors from across the United States and from many nations worldwide – all eager to explore the unrivaled beauty of the National Parks and find adventure in the great outdoors.
The city is more than a basecamp for national park travelers. With a vibrant downtown, unique foodie restaurants, craft breweries, farmers’ markets, boutique shopping and a thriving, eclectic art scene, Visalia is a destination all its own. It’s a hub for family travel, with expansive youth sports facilities and children’s venues and attractions. And its walkable downtown and access to hotel rooms and meeting space make it a popular convention destination, as well.
Currently, organizations in Visalia who completed autism training and certification from IBCCES include Visalia Adventure Park, Imagine U Interactive Children’s Museum, Wyndham Visalia, Tulare County Museum, Visalia Marriott At The Convention Center, Valley Oak Golf Course, Hampton Inn Visalia, Downtown Visalians, Comfort Inn Visalia, Best Western Visalia, Arts Visalia Gallery, and Visalia Fox Theatre with more locations joining the ongoing initiative and becoming certified moving forward. These locations have completed industry and position-specific training through IBCCES, and some attractions such as Visalia Adventure Park and ImagineU Children’s Museum also completed onsite reviews conducted by IBCCES experts and, as a result, are able to provide additional supports such as sensory guides for visitors to utilize in planning their visit.