Visit High Point is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that have completed training and certification to better understand and assist visitors who are autistic or have other sensory needs. Visit High Point is the first Destination Marketing Organization on the East Coast to achieve this designation.
This designation was the first step in the initiative to make High Point the next Certified Autism Destination (CAD), with the purpose of improving the experiences and outcomes for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
This is a major collaborative effort resulting in a more inclusive High Point experience for both those visiting and residents. The training provides a better understanding to what autism is and isn’t and how to empathize and understand how individuals with autism experience the world, communicate more effectively and be aware of common sensitivities and concerns in a recreational environment.
Join The Initiative
Visit High Point is inviting tourism partners, including hotels, attractions and restaurants, to join us as we strive to become the most inclusive destination in North Carolina and on the East Coast.
Ready to become certified or have questions? Contact Nancy Bowman, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336.884.5255. Additional information can be found below: