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Kennywood earns designation as Certified Autism Center

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The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and Kennywood have announced that the amusement park has earned a designation as a Certified Autism Center.

According to the press release, Kennywood has made changes to better serve those with autism and other sensory needs.

The release says the changes have been installed for the 2019 season that starts on April 27.

Kennywood earned the designation by completing training and going through a review process.

"When we looked at ways to improve guest service over the offseason, becoming a Certified Autism Center was at the top of our to-do list," says park General Manager Jerome Gibas. "Our mission at Kennywood is to provide the finest in family fun and entertainment, and ensuring we're on the front lines in understanding and serving our guests who are on the autism spectrum is critical to achieving that mission."

The release says that parents with children on the autism spectrum can face challenges when traveling to new destinations or finding new experiences due to sensory needs and Kennywood is prepared to welcome guests of all needs.

The IBCCES will also conduct an onsite review at Kennywood and provide additional communication and resources for families with special needs.

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