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Billings, MT: Recreational site now CERTIFIED AUTISM CENTER

July 19, 2023, EIN News Desk: Eagle Mount Billings Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Enhancing Its Commitment to Inclusive Recreation

BILLINGS, MT, UNITED STATES, July 19, 2023 / -- Eagle Mount Billings, an adaptive recreation organization, proudly announces its achievement of the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation. To meet CAC requirements, staff completed training and certification to assist better and accommodate autistic or sensory-sensitive individuals and ensure they can participate fully in recreational activities.

"We are thrilled to have earned the Certified Autism Center™ designation," said Lynn Mullowney Cabrera, executive director at Eagle Mount Billings. "In our 35 years of offering adaptive recreation in our community, Eagle Mount has long served with distinction youths and adults with autism. Maintaining that high standard of knowledge and skill for our entire staff is an organizational priority. We are grateful for the support of Visit Billings in making it possible for Eagle Mount to earn our Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) credential."

IBCCES developed programs specifically for hospitality and recreational organizations such as parks and recreation departments, hotels, theme parks, and other attractions, so staff would be more knowledgeable and offer other accommodations to this growing but underserved part of the community.

With 1 in 6 people having a sensory need or Sensitivity and 1 in 36 children being diagnosed with Autism in the US (CDC), the need for more trained recreational options for this community and their families is at an all-time high.

Visit Billings supported Eagle Mount's pursuit of the Certified Autism Center™ designation in order to enhance the availability of autism-certified options for both residents and visitors in Billings. Eagle Mount Billings is committed to meeting people where they are, regardless of age or ability, and adapting activities to foster friendships, fun, and adventure with a steadfast focus on safety and acceptance. The organization focuses on optimizing interactions and outcomes across physical, behavioral, and social components.

Central to their approach is providing sensory-safe spaces, headphones, fidget toys, and other accommodations that empower autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals to engage comfortably in activities. By catering to their specific needs, Eagle Mount Billings works to offer positive and inclusive experiences for all participants….

About IBCCES Committed to providing The Global Standard for Training and Certification in The Field of Cognitive Disorders – IBCCES provides a series of certifications that empower professionals to be leaders in their field and improve the outcomes for the individuals they serve. These programs are recognized around the world as the leading benchmark for training and certification in the areas of autism and other cognitive disorders.


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