This week we continue our autism vacation series with a loved and cherished vacation spot, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Check out our link to view our first week in the series Autism on The Seas
Myrtle Beach is the first autism-friendly travel destination. Autism mom, Becky Large, moved to Surfside Beach and saw an opportunity to create a community that warmly welcomes kids with autism. The town of Surfside Beach helps create a low key sensory experience for kids with autism. No need for families to explain an autism meltdown or behaviors. Travel can be a challenge for kids with autism including the change of schedule, noise, lights, and crowds. This is an opportunity for families to truly have an enjoyable, relaxing, safe vacation.
Families are accommodated from the time they reach the Myrtle Beach Intl Airport, where you will have access to the Quiet Room free of the hustle and bustle of the busy airport.
You have a choice of hotels with specially trained staff who understand kids on the autism spectrum. The hotel also assists with keeping families in quieter areas of the hotel and providing expedited meals in the dining room. The staff works hard to assist families to make their stay comfortable.
Get your FREE CAN Card at the following locations:
Benefits of your CAN Card also may include:
Restaurants that provide optimal seating, special order requests, understanding that you may need to get up frequently, go walk or leave the restaurant and assistance making your meal easy and enjoyable
Activities benefits may include:
Many discounts and reduced rate
Curbside check in to
Accomodation requests for your child
Removing unsafe objects from room
Special family requests
Surfside Beach Resort (Participating): 15 South Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach, SC | Phone: 800-533-7599
Holiday Inn Surfside Beach (Participating): 1601 North Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach, SC | Phone: 877-834-3613
Comfort Inn (Participating): 1201 US Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC | Phone: 843-233-8585
Check out great vacation rates right here!
15 South Ocean Blvd. Surfside Beach, SC 29575
213 South Ocean Blvd. Surfside Beach, SC 29575
128 Atlantic Avenue Garden City, SC 29576
608 Atlantic Avenue Garden City Beach, SC 29576
125A Atlantic Avenue Garden City Beach, SC 29576
The Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce will provide radio frequency tracking bands for children with Autism who are at risk for eloping.
You can obtain your band at the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce 1200 N. Oak St, Myrtle Beach 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday
You will be required to provide an ID and Credit Card and need to fill out a information form. There is a charge if the ID band is NOT returned.