Only 13 percent of autism families take vacations. Some destinations have made efforts to change that by creating sensory-friendly destinations.
Myrtle Beach started its efforts in 2016, led by Becky Large, a resident whose son has Autism Spectrum. She founded Champion Autism Network (CAN.) Here are a few of the initiatives:
• Wait staff trained to seat guests in a quiet space and expedite meals.
• Participating hotels that have quiet rooms and remove potentially triggering items.
• The CAN card with special experiences and preferred entrance at attractions and restaurants where staff has been trained.
• Quiet room at the Myrtle Beach airport.
For more information, please visit the autism friendly section of Visit Myrtle Beach.