Become a Certified Autism Travel Professional and access the fastest-growing segment in the travel industry.
There are over 20 million families with autism around the world and an estimated 53 million Americans with disabilities. This population has long been underserved when it comes to their travel needs and wants.
A recent study showed, although 89 percent of families with children on the spectrum want to travel, only 11 percent are satisfied with the current options and services. Better travel options for individuals who have autism is rapidly growing demand as more and more people don’t want to miss out on creating memories and enjoying fun experiences with their families.
Families Traveling with Special Needs Children Need Assistance
IBCCES works with travel destinations and travel professionals to train and prepare them so that they can provide a safe and fun travel experience for individuals and families who have autism and other sensory disorders. IBCCES has also teamed up with The Autism Society to create more autism certified locations and to spread the word about companies who make the extra effort to accommodate those with autism and other cognitive disorders. The Autism Society serves over 650,000 individuals and families with autism and the oldest autism organization in the world at over 50 years old.
IBCCES offers the Certified Autism Travel Professional (CATP) certification program developed for travel professionals who wish to serve this $262 billion market. The training allows travel agents to better understand and provide travel-related services to individuals with ASD. A CATP is highly sought after by families who include individuals with autism because they provide a sense of ease and valuable resources when planning a trip. A list of qualified travel agents can be found here. Becoming a CATP gives agents a leg up in a highly competitive industry. Learn more about the certification process.
“Speaking as both a travel agent and parent of a child with autism, this program is absolutely amazing! This is the real deal, IBCCES has left no stone unturned, they have thought of everything. Combining my two passions of travel and special needs, I’m thrilled to help families travel successfully when they didn’t think it was possible.”
–Nicole, CATP Travel Professional, Parent
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