Visalia is designated as the nation’s first Certified Autism Destination awarded by the International Board of Accreditation and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).
This follows a year-long effort by local tourism partners to better accommodate the destination travel needs of autistic adventurers and their families. According to a recent study conducted by Autism Travel, 87% of parents of children with autism do not travel, but 93% are more likely to travel if they have the option of autism certification. higher. Today, travelers can enjoy comprehensive and accessible trips to Visalia and the nearby Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
John Oneto, President of Visit Visalia, said: “Viselia has long prided itself on being a welcoming and engaging community. Downtown and nearby national parks.”