The Visit Billings organization is now officially a Certified Autism Center (CAC), catering to autistic visitors and their families. 

According to the press release, CAC designation is given to companies and travel destinations that complete specific Autism training. The training helps those in organizations better understand autism to make visitors with autism and those with special sensory needs feel welcome when visiting.

The certification helps the city of Billings receive a Certified Autism Destination, meaning there are certified options autistic visitors can visit while in the city. 

Visit Billings is an organization committed to making visitors feel welcome in Montana’s biggest city. The Billings Chamber of Commerce manages the organization. Their brand helps represent the Billings Tourism Business Improvement District and the Billings Convention and Visitors. Visitors can sightsee local theaters, historical landmarks, museums, art galleries, and more! 

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCE)

The board has been the leader in disordered cognitive training for over 20 years. They create projects for organizations that circulate around hospitality and recreation. These efforts are made for organizations to become more accommodating to those with cognitive disorders.

“We are thrilled to have Certified Autism Travel Professionals (CATP) on staff ready to accommodate future visitors and appreciate IBCCES for their leadership,” said Executive director of Visit Billings Alex Tyson.

“We hope the local business community joins us to reach the next step of a certified autism destination and, ultimately, a certified autism community.”