Join These Partners in becoming Certified Autism Centers in Greater Palm Springs

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Families with autism are looking to travel and make memories; they also represent a large, growing segment of the travel market, spending more than $262 billion on autism-related services each year in the U.S. In 2022, Visit Greater Palm Springs became a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Our organization's certification represents the first step in a broader initiative to make Greater Palm Springs a Certified Autism Destination (CAD).

Why should YOU become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC)?

  • Customers - Becoming certified gives your business and our destination a competitive advantage with these travelers who are searching for places and attractions that have their well-being in mind. 
  • Colleagues - Becoming certified helps make your workplace more inclusive and welcoming for your employees who may be on the spectrum or who have children or family members on the autism spectrum.
  • Community - As more people and businesses in Greater Palm Springs become certified, our entire community benefits from the increased understanding and awareness. 

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Other benefits for businesses include: 

  • Recognition in the travel industry for your commitment to becoming more inclusive and supportive of individuals with autism and sensory needs. 
  • Your business’ listing on the International Online Registry of Certified Autism Centers and IBCCES also provides ongoing support related to messaging, additional resources, and learning opportunities. 
  • Opportunity for your team members to grow and learn, giving them the confidence and ability to recognize, accept, and assist individuals on the autism spectrum. This not only benefits your business but also benefits the entire community. 

Still, have questions? Contact Josh Heinz, Partnership Coordinator for Visit Graeter Palm Springs at or (760) 969-1333.