Horry County to be declared autism friendly

Source: Champion Autism Network
Source: Champion Autism Network
Published: Dec. 17, 2018 at 2:35 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County is set to be designated as autism friendly.

According to a press release from the Champion Autism Network, the Horry County Council will issue a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting that makes that declaration.

“We are thrilled by the progress the autism awareness initiative is experiencing,” said Becky Large, executive director and founder of Champion Autism Network, in a statement. “Since January 2016, we have gone from a town, to a city and now to a region. Our movement is gaining momentum and we are blessed by the community’s support.”

According to the resolution, the county recognizes the Champion Autism Network’s efforts to educate the business community about the needs of families who have autistic children, “and the benefits of offering sensory-friendly services, spaces and programs.”

Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach have previously been declared as autism-friendly cities.

Tuesday’s meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Horry County Government and Justice Center.

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