Tag - Champion Autism Network

Myrtle Beach is proud to offer restaurants and attractions that are certified in awareness of autism and sensory processing disorders through the Champion Autism Network (CAN). CAN is an organization committed to building sensory-friendly experiences for children on the spectrum and their families. Surfside Beach, one of the 14 communities in the Grand Strand, is a first town entirely certified by CAN. This allows visitors with autistic children the ability to travel comfortably to the Myrtle Beach area. The CAN certification in the Myrtle…

We believe that everyone can find where they belong at The Beach! We recognize that families traveling with loved ones with autistic or sensory issues need additional support in their vacation destination – and The Beach is a place where this support is a reality. We desire to instill hope that vacation is possible at The Beach, regardless of any disability barriers. Surfside Beach and the City of Myrtle Beach are certified autism-friendly through the Champion Autism Network (CAN). Through this certification, many attractions, hotels,…

Welcome to The Beach!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

When most people think of Myrtle Beach, they think of the Boardwalk--a hub of resorts, attractions, dining, and amazing beach access – where our tourism shines. However, Myrtle Beach is so much more than the Boardwalk area. The Grand Strand is home to 14 different communities, all with their unique flavors and activities, stretching 60 miles down the coast. From the North Carolina border to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, few vacation destinations offer such a wide variety of attractions for the whole family. The Beach boasts the SkyWheel,…

WHAT: Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach – Hwy 501 is hosting a sensory-friendly shopping day for our patrons with autism. Shoppers can enjoy corn-hole, Jenga, Connect 4 and Tanger Outlets memory games, as well as other fun activities. A quiet room will be provided when needed. Wheelchairs are always free for shopper use (while supplies last), and strollers will be FREE for members of Champion Autism Network (CAN) during the event (while supplies last). WHEN: Monday, March 23 until 9 p.m.; from 4 p.m.– 6 p.m., CAN shoppers will receive a Tanger…

The weekend of Friday, November 15, through Sunday, November 17, is sure to be a fun one along the Grand Strand as the Champion Autism Network (CAN) has organized a Sensory-Friendly Family Fun Weekend for families near and far. For those coming from out of town, Bluegreen Vacations is providing discounted rates as low as $69/night, and there is a fun sensory-friendly activity planned from start to finish. Here is a look at the schedule: Friday, November 15: Join CAN families for a pool party at Harbour Lights to play, splash, eat and mingle.…

Beyond the Beach - Explore Surfside Beach

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:00 AM by Julie Ellis

Since its incorporation in 1964, Surfside Beach has had a reputation for being a “family beach,” and it certainly lives up to it. Surfside boasts quiet, tree-lined residential areas that will make you want to house shop and move on in. Beyond the obvious beauty and breathtaking ocean views, this town truly gets its charm from the residents and workers who call it home. Surfside’s beaches are cleaned daily and are under the watchful eyes of local police and life guards. Several beach access points offer restrooms and showers, and many provide…

April 2 nd , Battle of the Beaches World Autism Awareness Night at the Pelicans. Pelican’s (Chicago Cubs) battle the Charleston River Dogs (New York Yankees) in the exhibition game. Sponsored by Bee Sharp Professional Training. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., game starts at 6:3 p.m. Pelican’s Stadium 1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Go to www.championautismnetwork.com for tickets April 6th, Sensory Friendly Showing of the movie Shazam!, Grand 14 Market Common, 4002 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., the movie starts promptly…

Autism Friendly Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we know traveling with children can be chaotic, especially for those families who may have the added anxiety of taking a child with autism away from the structure and familiarity of home life. But the Myrtle Beach community is working hard to make sure all families get the relaxing vacation they deserve. For visitors arriving by air, that means a warm welcome at Myrtle Beach International Airport in baggage claim, where family members with autism can take advantage of the airport’s ‘quiet room.’ This space…