For families with children on the autism spectrum, traveling can sometimes prove difficult. Many popular tourism destinations don’t have autism-trained staff or the facilities equipped to handle autism-related issues or emergencies. However, these families might now be placing Mesa, Arizona, at the top of their travel list.
That’s because Mesa’s tourism is now managed by the country’s first-ever autism-certified destination marketing organization. This means that Mesa is now a “Certified Autism Center” according to the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and will be specially equipped to welcome those with autism.