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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 etc. A CAC would primarily be a facility or organization that has a dedication to serving individuals with autism 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 individuals with autism and 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 for guest 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 guests or staff with autism and 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?

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..

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Branson

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  Where seeing is Believing!  Come check out our new renovations and our ever-changing collection of over 450 unique artifacts, amazing..

Ripley’s Super Fun Zone of Branson

If it is family amusement you are seeking, Ripley’s Super Fun Zone is what you want.  Bring the family closer together by taking your experience..

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…

Blu Water Scuba

Blu Water Scuba is a full service dive training Center, serving the dive community since 2010. Interested in diving? We can take care of all..

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

Founded in 1909, the purpose of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has always been to “enhance in individuals the knowledge and delight in natural..

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..

Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland, located in Scottsdale, Arizona is the largest butterfly conservatory in the United States featuring a 3D movie, Chrysalis Emergence Gallery, 10,000-square feet butterfly-filled..

Arizona Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga is a fun yoga class for all ages, levels and abilities! Specially trained yoga goats interact with you through out the entire class…

All Aboard America!

At ALL ABOARD AMERICA! our entire team of professionals is dedicated to providing charter bus tours and travel experiences that ensure your safety and comfort..

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..

Riverbound Sports Paddle Co.

Riverbound is a licensed outfitter with the Tonto National Forest and the staff is certified through the American Canoe Association (ACA), PaddleFit and World Paddle..

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..

Allegan Event

Allegan Event is home of the largest indoor ropes course in Michigan! Our state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located 30-minutes from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Holland…

Alligator Attraction

Florida is home to some of the most unique and interesting animal species, and Alligator Attraction is the ultimate destination to meet these species up..

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..

Atlantic Pro Divers – PADI

No matter if you live at Hilton Head, Savannah or Jacksonville you will come to the warm and clear Florida springs for your open water..

Aquatica Orlando

From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, voted USA’s #1 waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is..

BeanStalk™ Adventure Ropes Course

Even more fun than climbing on the furniture. Experience the thrill of traveling from one activity to the next.  Test your agility and balance, as..

Children’s Museum of Houston

“America’s No. 1 Children’s Museum” by Parents Magazine, listed among Forbes, LA Times and USA Today’s “Best Children’s Museums in the U.S.,” winner of Houston..

Colebrookdale Railroad

The Colebrookdale Railroad in Boyertown, PA connects two counties, two boroughs, and thousands of people along a right-of-way with a storied past and vast potential..

Courtyard Phoenix Mesa

Take in a perfect blend of comfort and convenience at Courtyard Phoenix Mesa. Our hotel features easy access to popular desert destinations including Hohokam Stadium..

Colonial Quarters Tour – St. Augustine, FL

Take an immersive, captivating journey through centuries of St. Augustine’s rich history, brought to breathtaking life at the Colonial Quarter—the revitalized two-acre signature attraction in..

Delta Hotel Phoenix Mesa

Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa is located in the heart of downtown Mesa, Arizona and a short 12 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport…

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..

Dive Georgia

Dive Georgia is your full service Scuba, Snorkel, and Travel Center in downtown Woodstock, GA that has it’s own full service Open Water Dive Spring..

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a 10,000-acre slice of alluring Ozarks paradise located in Lampe, Missouri. The vision of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris,..

Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios

Proud to be a certified and socially responsible company, Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios by Dolphin Discovery is the # 1 company where you can live..

Dorney Park

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom features two great parks for the price of one. There are more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, guests can..

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

Your DoubleTree experience begins with our signature chocolate chip cookies, stylish guest rooms, and complimentary shuttle service to neighboring SeaWorld parks. Soak up the sunshine..

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..

First Coast Divers -PADI

First Coast Divers was first opened for business in Jacksonville, FL in March of 2007 and is owned and operated by Dan Mechelke. From the..

Four Points by Sheraton at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport

When it comes to a great hotel stay, discover the things that matter most like soft beds, delicious breakfasts, fresh coffee and more. You’ll also..

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, GA that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of..

Gotham Divers

Gotham Divers is a small, personable dive shop dedicated to providing you with the very best recreational and technical training. We offer courses from most..

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..

IT Adventure Ropes Course

It Adventure Ropes Course is the largest indoor ropes course in the world! Our state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located at Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven,..

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium consists of 1.5 million-gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, birds, reptiles, birds and amphibians…

Juve Travel Peru

Welcome to Juve Travel Peru! We are located in the heart of the majestic city of Cusco, capital of the Incas. Everyone at Juve Travel..

Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park is America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park!! The Pittsburgh-area park offers modern thrills and classic rides, including eight roller coasters, a 14-ride Kiddieland, lands..

KidzMondo Doha, Qatar

KidzMondo Doha is an international edutainment concept, designed to provide a complete solution for children in a unique indoor theme park. It is a kid-sized..

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..

OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium, located in Scottsdale, was recently voted Kids Best Indoor Entertainment. This multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than two million gallons of water and..

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..

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is located in Broadway-at-the-Beach, an entertainment and dining complex that features restaurants, rides, shops and the 85,000 square foot Ripley’s..

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..

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa

Located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, midway between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, FL, our resort offers something for everyone. From a pristine and private beach to..

SeaWorld Orlando

Unforgettable experiences await the entire family at SeaWorld Orlando®. Walk down Sesame Street, connecting to all of the fun, laughter and learning of the world..

Sesame Place Philadelphia

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

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West

Sheraton Mesa Hotel offers an upscale, family-friendly hotel with on-site dining, resort-style pool, and flexible event venue. Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West places guests..

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..

Story Land Theme Park

Click Here for Sensory Friendly Tips and Information Story Land is the best children’s theme park in New Hampshire, offering rides and entertainment to thousands..

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..

UNO Park Vilnius

ADVENTURES IN THE TREETOPS in UNO Park Vilnius Our team salutes you – here’s to anyone looking for a peaceful moment, or maybe for extreme..

Valleyfair

With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair is the Twin Cities’ amusement park where families come to play the Minnesota way! Discover your next..

VillaKey

The world’s first Certified Autism Center for vacation rental homes, in top destinations throughout the U.S. Experience the privacy, calm and sense of security that..

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,..

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

Located on the golden sands of Uvero Alto beach in the Dominican Republic, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana has re-imagined the art of hospitality..

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