FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2016
Becky Large, executive director, Champion Autism Network
839 Surfside Drive, Suite 104, Surfside Beach SC
Champion Autism Network To Be Featured on NBC Nightly News
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Champion Autism Network (CAN) and its executive director, Becky Large, to be featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, also interviewed for the segment.
"We're very proud of the Champion Autism Network (CAN) and the work they've done in
Horry County," said Dean, "From the Airport Quiet Room – which is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. – to Savannah's playground, they've worked hard to shine a light on the importance of inclusion. Becky Large and CAN have done an extraordinary job of bringing a sense of "community for ALL." Their example of persistence in creating awareness is not only great for us, but it's also great for communities throughout our region and beyond. We couldn't be more proud to see this national exposure."
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About Champion Autism Network
CAN is a movement that aims to increase Autism Awareness and provide support to families effected by Autism. The mission is to reduce challenges and barriers to allow families with a child with Autism to have a “normal” family outing or experience, reducing sensory input and creating inviting environments for children with Autism, their parents and siblings, including having Surfside Beach SC named the First Autism Friendly Travel Destination anywhere.
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. An estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is on the Autism Spectrum and that number is increasing. For more information, go to www.championautismnetwork.com or Champion Autism Network on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChampionAutismNetwork.
About The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only several chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is the proud recipient of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ “2015 Chamber of the Year” award.