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Autism Certificate

posted Jan 29, 2014, 2:39 PM by Ezra Lockhart   [ updated Jan 29, 2014, 2:40 PM ]

Today I was issued an Autism Certificate credential from IBCCES. This international board recognizes professionals dedicated to promoting quality care in the field of Autism. They believe, as do I, that with such a vast increase in Autism, it is essential that health professionals, special education departments, teachers, and support staff, regularly update their skills for competency.

Certificate holders are reviewed by the accrediting body to ensure that they remain current in nine areas of competency in addition to adhering to a code of ethics. The nine areas are: Autism Overview, Behavior Competency, Communication Competency, Social Skills Competency (Mental Health), Environment Competency, Emotional Awareness (Bullying) Competency, Sensory Awareness Competency, Program Development Competency, and Aptitude Competency. I definitely think it is important for standards of practice to be implemented across the board for Autism practitioners. IBCCES is accomplishing this.