Aventura Parks Becomes First Rope-Adventure Park in the Middle East to Achieve Certified Autism Center™ Designation


The CAC designation, granted by IBCCES, requires full training and certification of guest-facing personnel, as well as on-site examination by IBCCES, which will enable Aventura Parks to provide guests with sensory guides , pre-trip planning tools and other resources to ensure their visit is a success. .

Aventura Parks is the first rope adventure park to become a Certified Center for Autism™ (CAC) in the Middle East. The CAC designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), requires customer-facing personnel to complete training and on-site certification and examination by IBCCES that will enable Aventura Parks to providing guests with sensory guides, pre-trip planning tools and other resources to ensure their visit is a success.

“In line with our values, we want our park to give our experiences an equal chance and inspire everyone. By including children with different learning abilities, we can change attitudes and promote respect, encouraging them to learn through play in our 35,000 m² natural forest facility in Ghaf,” said Frank Raubenheimer, Director operations at Aventura Parks. “We are thrilled to be the first autism-certified adventure park in the Middle East, leading the way for inclusion, awareness and equal opportunity for all.”

More and more families and individuals are looking for attractions that have completed a certification program from an accredited source. The IBCCES recognized that many families with autistic children may feel they have limited travel and leisure options. In response to this need, IBCCES has created training and certification programs specifically for attractions, hotels, zoos, aquariums and other recreational venues.

“The need continues to grow for more organizations to accommodate people with autism and other determined people. Our programs are designed to help support long-term goals of accessibility and inclusion so that all families can have fun and create memories,” said Myron Pincomb, Chairman of the IBCCES Board of Trustees. . “We are delighted to partner with Aventura Parks and hope that more organizations in the Middle East will take action towards inclusion.”

For more than 20 years, IBCCES has been the leader in dementia training and certification for healthcare, education and business professionals worldwide. IBCCES is the only accrediting organization to provide this type of certification, which includes evidence-based training and autism perspectives, as well as other tools and resources such as on-site reviews and recommendations customized, and renewal requirements to ensure the program lasts a long time. -long-term commitment that has a lasting impact.

IBCCES also created AutismTravel.com, a free online resource for parents that lists certified destinations and connects families to other resources and each other. Every destination listed on the site has met the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) requirements.

About Aventura Nature Adventure Park, Dubai’s Largest Zipline Park

Aventura is a unique destination in Dubai where friends, families and teams experience adventure, nature and fun in a beautiful forest of Ghaf trees. Covering 35,000 m², the facility has an adventure park with six circuits of more than 80 obstacles and 24 zip lines; a team building park and a lovely nature trail showcasing the flora and fauna of the United Arab Emirates. In keeping with our mission is to inspire everyone while promoting learning through play. We welcome visitors from around the world, religion, race and condition to enjoy the thrill and fun of the world’s largest amusement park. middle eastern outdoor adventure.


Providing the global standard for training and certification in the field of dementia – IBCCES provides a series of certifications that enable professionals to be leaders in their field and improve outcomes for the people they serve. These programs are recognized worldwide as the leading standard for training and certification in the fields of autism and other cognitive disorders.


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