Autism Travel Directory

IBCCES is working to improve travel options for families. We certify organizations in the following ways:

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, recreational or travel etc. A CAC would primarily be a facility or organization that has a dedication to serving autistic individuals or those with other sensory sensitivities and are committed to ongoing training in autism.

Advanced Certified Autism Center (ACAC) level 2 certification were created by board of industry experts including physicians, therapist, parents, travel executives and autistic individuals and those with other cognitive disorders. The goal is to take the industry leading CAC program to the next level and recognize organizations that are going above and beyond to prepare and assist guests with cognitive disorders.

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Autism Certified City (ACC) ensures that all areas of a city, including healthcare, education, local government, hospitality, leisure, manufacturing and corporate members are trained and certified to deliver their product or service to autistic guests, staff or residents and those with other cognitive disorders.

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Certified Autism Destination (CAD) makes visitors with autism or sensory needs feel welcomed, safe, and above all, have fun! Becoming a CAD means a majority of tourism related organizations have completed autism and sensory disorder sensitivity and awareness training and completed an onsite review with IBCCES.

Do you know a business you would love to see become a Certified Autism Center?

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum..

ZooMontana

ZooMontana is a zoological/botanical garden, accredited arboretum and educational facility dedicated to the conservation of wildlife throughout Montana and the 45th parallel of earth. ZooMontana..

Visalia Adventure Park

Visalia Adventure Park is 7-acres of Family FUN Entertainment! Our Park offers fun for the WHOLE Family with Go Karts, Kritter Karts, a state-of-the-art Arcade..

Farmer Bob’s World at McKellar Family Farms

Farmer Bob’s World is an Agricultural Education facility on a 100-year-old citrus farm. By offering wagon tours of the farm, we educate guests on growing..

Water World Ocean Park Hong Kong

Blending into the natural terrain of Tai Shue Wan, Water World Ocean Park Hong Kong is the first all-weather year-round water park in Asia to..

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a nonprofit, accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, ensuring the highest of standards of all..

Billings Depot, Inc.

The Billings Depot was built in 1909 for use by three railroad companies. This beautiful, historic campus consists of four buildings and has served as..

City of Tempe Community Services

The City of Tempe community services, which includes park and recreation, public library and arts & culture departments, worked together to collectively earn the Certified..

Imagine U Children’s Museum

ImagineU Children’s Museum is about the future! Our goal is to press into the hearts and minds of the children in this community and give..

Springfield Missouri Convention & Visitors Bureau

As the pulse of the Ozarks, Springfield, Missouri is rooted in the celebration of family, friends and life’s genuine moments. Indulge your taste buds at..

Six Flags White Water

Beat the heat at Six Flags White Water, the Southeast’s largest water park. Consistently voted one of the top 10 water parks in the nation,..

Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, is home to more than 100 rides, shows, and attractions including 14 world-class roller coasters. Guests..

Six Flags Over Georgia

As the largest regional theme park in the Southeast, Six Flags Over Georgia is home to more than 40 rides including 12 roller coasters, three..

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Chicago

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Chicago is located between Chicago and Milwaukee, adjacent to Six Flags Great America. The 20-acre waterpark boasts over 25 attractions with..

Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America is located between Chicago and Milwaukee and offers endless adventures for the entire family with 17 heart-pounding roller coasters, spectacular shows,..

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is the Thrill Capital of Northern California. Open year-round (weekends and special holidays, and daily summer hours), the park features over..

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas , The Thrill Capital of South Texas, features over 60 rides and attractions, a free waterpark (included with admission), live shows..

Six Flag Hurricane Harbor Concord

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, located in Concord, California, is Northern California’s biggest and most thrilling waterpark. This 30-acre family destination features more than 35-world-class..

Comfort Suites Visalia Convention Center

The Comfort Visalia Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Visalia, just across the street from the Convention Center. We are close to..

Hampton Inn Visalia

The Hampton Inn is just a short drive from downtown Visalia. We are close to many fine restaurants and local attractions. 4747 W Noble Ave..

Downtown Visalians

Visalia is in Central California and has long been known as the “Gateway to the Sequoias” as it is near the base of the Sierra..

The George Observatory

The George Observatory, located about one hour’s drive south of Houston within scenic Brazos Bend State Park, is a satellite facility of the Houston Museum..

Valley Oaks Golf Course

Valley Oaks Golf Course, a CourseCo Inc. managed facility, is conveniently located in the City of Visalia’s Plaza Park. Originally an 18-hole course, the Lakes..

Visit High Point

High Point, North Carolina, centrally located in the state, is nestled between Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Known as the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World! TM..

McFarland State Historic Park and Florence Visitor Center

Nestled in the Town of Florence, McFarland State Historic Park is the oldest standing courthouse in Arizona. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,..

The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One In New York City

“The One in New York City” is located at 130 East 23rd Street (the corner of 23rd St and Lexington Ave). The interactive space features..

The FRIENDS™ Experience: (Traveling Show)

The FRIENDS Experience:  allows FRIENDS fans to explore the popular TV show like never before with set re-creations, original props and costumes, photo ops and..

Knoebels Amusement Resort

Knoebels Amusement Resort is America’s largest free-admission amusement park, and also offers free parking, free daily entertainment and free picnic facilities. From family rides, to..

Macayo’s Mexican Food: Surprise (part of Kind Hospitality)

Arizona’s Favorite Since 1946! Macayo’s is grateful to have been a part of families traditions and celebrations every day and on special occasions for 75..

Macayo’s Mexican Food: Superstition Springs (part of Kind Hospitality)

Arizona’s Favorite Since 1946! Macayo’s is grateful to have been a part of families traditions and celebrations every day and on special occasions for 75..

Macayo’s Mexican Food: Mesa (part of Kind Hospitality)

Arizona’s Favorite Since 1946! Macayo’s is grateful to have been a part of families traditions and celebrations every day and on special occasions for 75..

Macayo’s Mexican Food: Goodyear (part of Kind Hospitality)

rizona’s Favorite Since 1946! Macayo’s is grateful to have been a part of families traditions and celebrations every day and on special occasions for 75..

Macayo’s Mexican Food: Glendale (part of Kind Hospitality)

Arizona’s Favorite Since 1946! Macayo’s is grateful to have been a part of families traditions and celebrations every day and on special occasions for 75..

Macayo’s Mexican Food: ASU Tempe (part of Kind Hospitality)

Arizona’s Favorite Since 1946! Macayo’s is grateful to have been a part of families traditions and celebrations every day and on special occasions for 75..

Macayo’s Mexican Food: Ahwatukee (part of Kind Hospitality)

Arizona’s Favorite Since 1946! Macayo’s is grateful to have been a part of families traditions and celebrations every day and on special occasions for 75..

Panera Bread: U of A, Tucson (part of Kind Hospitality)

Panera believes that good food brings out the best in all of us – food that not only tastes food, but leaves you feeling good..

Panera Bread: Oro, Tucson (part of Kind Hospitality)

Panera believes that good food brings out the best in all of us – food that not only tastes food, but leaves you feeling good..

Panera Bread: Broadway, Tucson (part of Kind Hospitality)

Panera believes that good food brings out the best in all of us – food that not only tastes food, but leaves you feeling good..

Panera Bread: Grant, Tucson (part of Kind Hospitality)

Panera believes that good food brings out the best in all of us – food that not only tastes food, but leaves you feeling good..

Panera Bread: Corner, Tucson (part of Kind Hospitality)

Panera believes that good food brings out the best in all of us – food that not only tastes food, but leaves you feeling good..

Panera Bread: Sky Harbor Airport Gate C (part of Kind Hospitality)

Panera believes that good food brings out the best in all of us – food that not only tastes food, but leaves you feeling good..

Panera Bread: Sky Harbor Airport (part of Kind Hospitality)

Panera believes that good food brings out the best in all of us – food that not only tastes food, but leaves you feeling good..

Copper Plate, an American Grill: Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (part of Kind Hospitality)

Copper Plate, an American Grill located at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport. Our guests return time and time again thanks to our consistently high performance, our..

OHSO Brewery: Sky Harbor Airport (part of Kind Hospitality)

OHSO Brewery is a restaurant, local nano-brewery, distillery and dog-friendly social hot-spot. With over 40+ beers o tap as well as wine and house cocktails,..

OHSO Brewery: Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (part of Kind Hospitality)

OHSO Brewery is a restaurant, local nano-brewery, distillery and dog-friendly social hot-spot. With over 40+ beers o tap as well as wine and house cocktails,..

Barrio Brewing Company: Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (part of Kind Hospitality)

Barrio Brewing Company is Arizona’s oldest brewery, opening back in 1991. After nearly three decades of growth our beers have reached all corners of the..

Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel

Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel, one of Michigan’s most visited waterparks, is 40,000 square feet of weatherproof family fun. With 243 comfortable rooms and suites,..

Water World

Hyland Hills Water World is one of the nation’s largest family water parks boasting 51 thrilling and unique attractions on 70 beautiful acres. Now in..

Fort Worth Zoo

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been voted the No. 1 zoo in North America by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by..

Ramon’s Village Resort

Nestled among swaying palms and lush tropical foliage, overlooking the white sand beach and the world’s second largest Barrier Reef, and just a 5 minute..

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Fla. With its..

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

Located across from the waterfront in downtown Southport, N.C., the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport helps tell the story of the North Carolina coast and..

Oakland Athletics – Hohokam Stadium

Situated just two miles from downtown Mesa, Hohokam Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Oakland Athletics.   The Athletics have always been innovators…

Mesa Arts Center

Mesa Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Mesa, is a unique, architecturally stunning facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa. Arizona’s..

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Arizona Museum of Natural History. The premier natural history museum in Arizona. A “must see” for dinosaur lovers, the main attraction is Dinosaur Mountain, with..

The GRAMMY Museum

Established in 2008, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits,..

i.d.e.a. Museum

The i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa, Ariz., provides art and hands-on activities that support early learning, nurture creative thinking and engage families in quality time together..

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the most popular attractions in Houston. Located in the historic Houston Museum District, the world-class museum..

Go Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu City sits comfortably on the eastern shore of Lake Havasu along the Colorado River border of California and Arizona. The city was established..

Bowlero Lanes & Lounge

Bowlero Lanes & Lounge is a restored 1950’s-era retro-boutique bowling alley, vintage arcade, and cocktail lounge. Independent and locally-owned since 1957, the building recently underwent..

Mesa, AZ

Mesa is the first-ever Autism Certified City in the world. The autism designation was launched by Visit Mesa, the leading regional destination marketing organization, to..

Arizona Office of Tourism

The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) is a state government executive agency dedicated to developing, implementing and maintaining research-based marketing programs that promote Arizona’s tourism..

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove® in Orlando is an all-inclusive day resort where guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays and tropical..

Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pennsylvania features over 100 exotic and endangered species spread over 16 acres, and is a perfect destination for families seeking..

Island H2O Live!

Island H2O Live! is Central Florida’s newest and most immersive water park. Located on Highway 192 next to Margaritaville Hotel, the water park offers 20..

Mall of America

At 5.6 million square feet, Mall of America is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America with more than 520 world-class retail stores..

Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

The Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department is a forward thinking and quick responding department that brings over 200 parks, 5 recreation centers, 9..

Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through original objects, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and digital..

Nickelodeon Universe

Located in the center of Mall of America®, Nickelodeon Universe features seven acres of unique attractions and entertainment, including 27 rides and attractions for guests..

OrlandoVacation.com

Affordable Travel of Orlando has been helping clients plan their Orlando vacation for over thirty (30) years. In fact, we have been specializing in Orlando..

PADI Dive Center at Beaches Resorts® – Negril, Jamaica – First ACAC

There are few places with better dive sites than the Caribbean. In fact, some of the world’s most renowned reefs, walls, caves and wrecks are..

Reading Public Museum

The Reading (PA) Public Museum, Arboretum, and Neag Planetarium in Pennsylvania is a unique experience for the entire family! With ever-changing hands-on exhibitions and planetarium..

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is one of North America’s largest indoor aquariums featuring 9 galleries that exhibit over..

Santa Barbara Zoo

Known as one of the world’s most beautiful zoos, the Santa Barbara Zoo has 30 acres of botanic gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Zoo..

Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando

Laughter and learning live at Sesame Street, and now Sesame Street lives at SeaWorld Orlando! Bring your family to the neighborhood your favorite furry friends..

Sesame Place Philadelphia

Sesame Place® Philadelphia is the only theme park on the East Coast based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street®! Conveniently located 30 minutes from Philadelphia..

Space Center Houston

Come see the Real Thing at Space Center Houston Texas, a nonprofit science and space exploration learning center and the Official Visitor Center of NASA..

Splish Splash Water Park

Splish Splash has been a family destination for 29 years and continues to carry family needs as its number one priority. From attractions, shows and..

Town of Queen Creek Parks and Recreation

The Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Department provides three community parks, a dog park, an extensive trail system, exciting community events and robust recreation program..

Turkey Hill Experience

The Turkey Hill Experience features interactive exhibits allowing you to learn about dairy culture, the story of Turkey Hill Dairy, and how the company’s ice..

Visit Mesa

Welcome to Mesa, Arizona. A gateway city to one of the most dynamic regions in the country. With countless places for new discoveries, competitive sports,..