May 25, 2023

Destination North Myrtle Beach Becomes Autism Ready

North Myrtle Beach, SC – May 25, 2023:  We are thrilled to announce that Destination North Myrtle Beach is now supporting people living with autism and has joined the Autism Travel Club with Champion Autism Network and are Autism Ready.

As an Autism Ready business, the business has enrolled in autism training to learn about the needs and accommodations for people and families with autism. 

“We are eager to get the Autism Ready program completed by our entire team so we may support local businesses as we strive to improve visitor experiences for people of all abilities as they visit North Myrtle Beach,” states, Cheryl Y. Kilday, Secretary, President and CEO of Destination North Myrtle Beach.

Becky Large, Champion Autism Network Executive Director, says about the participation of Destination North Myrtle Beach, “having places for our people living with autism to go to without judgement, anxiety or worry is the CAN vision and mission.  We are so grateful to Destination North Myrtle Beach for their support of our efforts and families and commitment to inclusion.”

About Destination Myrtle Beach:

Destination North Myrtle Beach is an inclusive, future-focused organization promoting the North Myrtle Beach area as a must visit destination that is as a great place to live, work, and play.  North Myrtle Beach, with its distinctive collection of seaside communities, is a sustainable, year-round destination inspiring visitors and residents to embrace its natural beauty and relaxing environment. Visit their website at: https://www.explorenorthmyrtlebeach.com/chamber/

About Autism:

Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – Autism Spectrum Disorders. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, and repetitive behaviors making unfamiliar environments triggers for tantrums and meltdowns. An estimated 1 in 36 children in the U.S. is on the Autism Spectrum and that number is increasing.

About Champion Autism Network:

Champion Autism Network’s mission is to 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.  They are the Premiere Ambassador for the Autism Travel Club.

To learn more go to www.championautismnetwork.com and https://autismtravel.club/

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