Champion Autism Network, Inc. (CAN) is a nonprofit autism awareness organization started in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. CAN was founded in 2012 by Becky Large, a business professional and mother to a child on the spectrum.
A world where all people living with autism CAN live, work, and play without judgment, guilt, or worry.
We educate and empower communities, businesses, and organizations to create supportive and judgment-free experiences that enhance the quality of life for people living with autism.
Love – We believe in leading with love to set an example of the possibilities that open up for all of us when we replace judgment with love.
Empowerment – We value the transformational power of caring and compassionate people and we actively empower them to serve as autism leaders and champions in their families and communities around the world.
Acceptance – We value the power of acceptance in creating a better world where people living with autism can be free from the anxiety and isolation of being judged and can experience self-acceptance.
Playfulness – We value playfulness as an important part of life and vitality; we believe the quality of life for people living with autism benefits from the joy, fun, and levity that come from playful experiences.