Champion Autism Network, Inc. (CAN) is a nonprofit autism awareness organization based in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. CAN was founded in 2012 by Becky Large, a business professional and mother of a child on the spectrum. CAN’s goal is to raise Autism Awareness, reduce criticism and judgment and help families with children on the autism spectrum develop a network of like-minded people and supports, locally and beyond.
Our mission is to raise autism awareness, hold sensory/autism friendly events and inspire action to support people with autism and their families.
I have a new appreciation for CAN, those with autism, and the families that deal with this disorder on a daily basis. Again, thank you for helping me understand more about the disease and how I, as an individual, can “lead with love.
- Debra Herrmann, The Town of Surfside Beach Town Clerk