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Space is for everyone as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex recognized as Certified Autism Center

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has partnered with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to become a Certified Autism Center.


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex recognized as certified autism center

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has announced that it has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to become a Certified Autism Center across the visitor complex.


IBCCES has worked with the visitor complex to conduct a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training. In addition, they have conducted an in-depth review of the visitor complex to help develop a detailed Sensory Guide. This guide is a comprehensive planning tool that provides insight on how each attraction may affect each of the five senses.


You can download the guide here. together with accessibility information for the popular visitor attraction.


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex recognized as certified autism center

In announcing the news, Therrin Protze, COO of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex commented, “This certification is just one way we are working to ensure that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is accessible to each of our guests,” He continued, “The extensive autism sensitivity and awareness training our staff has undergone has already impacted the way we interact with all families and children with of all abilities, but specifically those with autism and other sensory sensitivities.”


As a Certified Autism Center, the space complex is proving a number of helpful additions including specialized and trained team members to better assist those with specific needs, sensory guidance signage around the complex and designated low sensory areas where where guests with sensory sensitivities can take a break and relax.


For guests with autism and/or hearing sensitivity, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex provides a limited number of noise reduction earphones to guests. They may be checked out for use during your visit at the Information center. They are available on a first come, first served basis and must be returned before the end of the day.


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex recognized as certified autism center

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