Valley Oaks Golf Course becomes first CA golf course designated a Certified Autism Center

Valley Oaks Golf Course has become the first golf course in California to be designated a Certified Autism Center™(CAC). This follows Visit Visalia who became the first California destination marketing organization to be designated a CAC. The CAC designation is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that complete position-specific training and certification to help staff better communicate and serve visitors with autism and sensory sensitivities. “As the first golf course in California to become a Certified Autism Center™, we are excited to share our passion for the great game of golf with others previously unrepresented within our community. Golf can help build self-esteem and confidence in autistic children in a fun, welcoming and supportive environment,” said Aaron Hensley, general manager of Valley Oak Golf Course. “By completing the certification process, our staff is now better equipped to serve families and ready to share golf experiences with individuals with autism and other special needs.” In the coming months, Valley Oaks Golf Course will have designated “quiet space” available for those in need and sensory backpacks available upon request that include noise-canceling headsets, fidget toys, and playdough. Additionally, Valley Oaks Golf Course will […]

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