One of the missions of the Champion Autism Network is to generate knowledge and awareness of the joys and challenges of a family affected by autism. Some of our efforts in this cause have been in the news, click on the highlighted links to see the results:
Associated Press, April 2, 2018, World Autism Awareness Day–https://apnews.com/8bd88f0cc449453283a04546e57cd5ce
Associated Press, April 12, 2017, https://apnews.com/df48726690bf4211aaa7f3a179a1094c/Quiet-rooms-for-autistic-children-popping-up-at-airports
TRAVEL AND LEISURE MAGAZINE
July Issue She Magazine, She Inspires, page 53 https://www.joomag.com/magazine/she-magazine-july-2016/0294024001467898908
July 20, 2016, CAN on River Talk with Banana Jack
June 13, 2016, What Surfside Beach Did For Us On Our Spring Vacation. Rave reviews from a family traveling from NYC!!
April 7, 2016, Flying is Hard for Kids on the Spectrum. This Airport Is Helping to Change That. The Autism Site.
March 28, 2016, Businesses Support Surfside Beach Autism initiative with #YesYouCAN card: http://wbtw.com/2016/03/28/businesses-support-surfside-beach-autism-initiative-with-yesyoucan-card/
March 16, 2016, Local Emergency Responders Trained to Better Handle Autism: http://wpde.com/news/local/local-emergency-responders-trained-to-better-handle-autism-emergencies
March 14, 2016, Myrtle Beach Airport goes Autism Friendly!: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/31468493/myr-to-become-autism-friendly
February 10, 2016: Looking For An Autism-Friendly Vacation? This Town Wants You To Visit
Thinking Persons Autism Guide, February 2, 2016:
A Vacation Destination for Autistic People And Their Families: Surfside Beach, SC John Ordover interviews Becky Large about the initiative to make Surfside Beach SC, Autism Friendly.
Travel & Leisure, January 14, 2016: South Carolina’s Surfside Beach Wants to Be the First Autism-Friendly Destination
January 12, 2016 http://grandstrand.happeningmag.com/making-happen-becky-large/
Jamuary 12, 2016: Surfside Beach aims to become Autism Friendly Destination
January 12 2016: Surfside Beach works to become Autism Friendly
January 12, 2016: Surfside Beach votes for Autism Friendly
January 30, 2015: Sensory Friendly Movies
October 8, 2015: Fund raising for Sensory Friendly Movies
November 12, 2015: Autism Friendly dining
November 16, 2015: Sensory Friendly Movies
December 2015: Sensory Friendly Santa