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Missouri City, TX: Park and Rec Dept. Certified Autism Center; demand at "all time high"

June 29, 2023, Fort Bend Independent, Sugarland, TX: Missouri Parks & Rec Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) announces that the City of Missouri City Parks & Recreation Department has achieved Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, becoming the first Parks & Recreation agency in the state of Texas to achieve this status. This recognition signifies the department’s commitment to building inclusive spaces and programs for autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals and their families. The team completed autism-specific training and certification to better understand and welcome these community members…. Recognizing the limited options available for autistic individuals and their families when it comes to safe and welcoming travel and recreational experiences, IBCCES developed specialized training and certification programs tailored specifically for attractions, hotels, zoos, aquariums, and other recreational venues. With 1 in 6 people having a sensory need or sensitivity and 1 in 36 children diagnosed with autism in the United States, the demand for more trained and certified options is at an all-time high. … “We are thrilled to partner with the City of Missouri City Parks & Recreation Department and support their commitment to fostering a welcoming environment for individuals with autism and sensory sensitivities,” shared Myron Pincomb, Board Chairman of IBCCES. “Through our evidence-based training and certification programs, we have equipped their staff with the knowledge and tools needed to enhance and create inclusive experiences, ensuring the unique needs of this community are met.”…


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