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Care & Share Thrift Shoppes earn autism certification


Care & Share Thrift Shoppes is now a Certified Autism Center, as designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). To earn the designation, staff completed autism training and certification to better understand and work with autistic visitors and supporters.
“At Care & Share, we are glad you are our neighbor. We want to be at our best to welcome you to shop, donate and volunteer,” said Sarah Bergin, executive director. “After going through the certification process, our staff is now prepared with the knowledge that customers, donors and volunteers are all differently abled. By welcoming everyone, our organization is stronger.”
“IBCCES is excited to announce the designation of Care & Share Thrift Shoppes to show that organizations of all types can benefit from training and certification to enhance the customer and community experience,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES board chairman.

For more than 20 years, IBCCES has taught cognitive disorder training and certification for education, healthcare and corporate professionals around the globe. IBCCES provides evidence-based training and certification programs created in conjunction with clinical experts and autistic individuals.
IBCCES also created as a free online resource for parents that lists certified locations and professionals.