Legoland California, Legoland Florida, and Legoland New York Resorts announced that all parks will become Certified Autism Centers (CAC) by spring 2023. The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) granted Legoland Florida and Legoland California with autism certification in 2022. Legoland Florida’s three onsite hotels, as well as Peppa Pig Theme Park, just steps away from Legoland, are also all Certified Autism Centers. IBCCES is the only credentialing organization providing this type of certification, which includes evidence-based training as well as the perspectives of autistic individuals. In addition, the organization provides resources such as onsite reviews and customized recommendations, and renewal requirements to ensure Legoland Resorts have the tools and support that can make a lasting impact for all guests.
Merlin’s newest North American Park, Legoland New York, will officially become a CAC when it reopens for the 2023 season on March 31. All resorts worked with IBCCES to train and certify staff in sensory, environmental, and emotional awareness.