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Streamlining Accommodations With the IBCCES Accessibility Card

The IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) is designed to help individuals needing accommodations due to a disability or other condition at participating attractions.

What is the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?

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*Individuals requesting the IAC card for themselves must be 18 years or older

Please register for your IAC 48 hrs prior to your planned visit to a park

Receiving help for individuals with special needs at an attraction can be stressful and frustrating. Luckily, many parks and attractions are making accommodations so that everyone in the family can still enjoy the fun. The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) created the digital IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) as a free resource for individuals who need to request accommodations or assistance at amusement parks and attractions.

The IAC helps identify accommodations needed and expedite the process at parks and attractions. Please read the below information very carefully and note that the IAC does NOT guarantee entry to an attraction and any special accommodations or benefits provided are at the sole discretion of that attraction.

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Please register for your IAC 48 hrs prior to your planned visit to a park

Important Information:

  • The sole purpose of this document is to pre-register you as an individual who may need accommodations due to a disability or other condition
  • This is NOT a ticket and does NOT grant you access to any attraction. You will still need to purchase a ticket for admission
  • This document does NOT guarantee you any benefits or accommodations. All accommodations afforded to individuals with special needs are at the sole discretion of the attraction
  • Please present this document at the guest services desk upon arrival for details about what accommodations may be available
  • All posted rules and regulations for the attraction you are visiting still apply

Information Needed for Registration:

  • Recent photo of the cardholder for identification purposes
  • General information about the cardholder including cognitive disorders or disabilities and any accommodations that would be helpful
  • Contact information for the parent/guardian or support person of the cardholder
  • Contact information for the healthcare provider of the cardholder. This includes their doctor, therapist, or counselor
  • Statement from your healthcare provider regarding the extent and circumstances of your disability/disorder

  • woman of color avatar for testimonial“It makes the process quick and convenient.”

  • male avatar for testimonial“Allows my child to experience rides that he otherwise would not be able to without extreme stress/ difficulties.”

  • female parent IAC testimonial “The card was so helpful for us. My son is non-verbal ASD and waiting in line for some of the rides is really hard on him. We used our pass at Fiesta Texas and it made our trip so much easier.”

Who is Eligible to Register?

Any Individual asking for accommodations due to a disability or other condition can register for the IBCCES Accessibility Card. Below are examples of conditions included but not limited to that would be eligible to register:
  • Alzheimer’s

  • Autism

  • Dementia

  • Down Syndrome

  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Limited Mobility

  • Pregnancy

  • PTSD

  • Visually Impaired

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long is the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) valid for?

The IAC card is good for 1 year following the registration date and can be updated/renewed as many times as needed.

Which attractions accept the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?

Many Certified Autism Centers™ listed on AutismTravel.com accept the Accessibility Card for the full list click here. Please contact the park directly to see what accommodations are available.

Do I get a physical card?

The IAC card is available for digital download only but also has the option to print if needed.

Where do I show the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?

Please present your card at the guest services desk upon arrival for details about what accommodations may be available.

Is a statement from my healthcare provider required?

Yes, to be eligible for the Accessibility Card you must upload a photo or pdf of a statement from your healthcare provider regarding the extent and circumstances of your disability/disorder.

How much is the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?

The IAC card is a free resource to help individuals with cognitive disorders or physical impairments identify helpful accommodations when visiting certified attractions.

What is the registration process?

Registration can be done in 3 simple steps:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Take IAC to participating park

  3. Get access to available accommodations

What if I lose/delete my IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?

You can login to your IAC registration here and reprint or download your card at any time.