Un-Sensory Friendly Travel Dates

It is important to note that there are times throughout the year that coming to this area are anything but Sensory Friendly.

Myrtle Beach Bike Week (http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com), usually in early May and  October, brings with it thousands of Harley Davidson’s with most of the activity in Murrells Inlet.  The rumble of the bikes is heard all throughout the day and night.

Atlantic Beach Bike Week (http://www.blackbikeweek.us ), traditionally on/around Memorial Day weekend, holds most of it’s activities in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, but again, there are hundreds of thousands of bikes out and about day and night.

July and August–the high season here–is anything but Sensory-Friendly.  Hundreds of thousands of people flock to this area.  Traffic is heavy, there are long lines and waits at attractions, businesses and restaurants and it is HOT, HOT, HOT.

We are working hard to educate the residents and business owners in Surfside Beach and the surrounding area to raise Autism Awareness, but suggest your experience will be much better if you schedule your visit around the Bike Week’s and consider not coming in July and August.

The autism awareness training presented by the Champion Autism Network was one of the best workshops I have attended in years. The presenter did a great job is presenting the information in an engaging way. I now have a better appreciation of the issues faced by families with a member “on the spectrum.
- Mary Jeffcoat, Myrtle Beach City Council

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