YesWeCAN! Autism-Friendly Events in Surfside Beach

In April, the town of Surfside Beach, SC—recently named a top Autism-friendly travel destination—will be sponsoring a number of events and activities specifically for autism families. Surfside Realty is proud to be a part of this great event!

Families looking to rent a house or condo during their stay in Surfside Beach, are invited to fill out the event form on our website with event code "YesWeCAN" or call us at 1-800-833-8231 so that we may match you up with one of our many autism-friendly vacation rentals. 

Here is the schedule of events for April:

When: April 1, 15 and 22, 10-2pm
What: Family Surf Experience. 
Where: Beach access 13th Avenue South, Surfside Beach SC. 
A supported, safe surfing experience for your child with Autism and the entire family.  Reservations required 2 weeks prior to the event to ensure proper supports and volunteers; by March 15th for the April 1 event, April 1 for the April 15 event and April 8 for the April 22nd event.  Parents should be prepared to go into the water if needed.  Life vests and surf boards provided.  Children with Autism can be on the board alone, or ride tandem.  There will be a “gauntlet” of people that your child will surf through so they will be caught immediately if they fall.  Once you sign-up, you will be contacted to answer a detailed questionnaire about your child with Autism to ensure proper support.

When: April 1, 15 and 22, 11am-1pm
What: Sand Castle Building. 
Where: Beach access 13th Avenue South, Surfside Beach, SC. 
Come and build a sand castle while waiting for your surf experience or watching the surfers.

When: April 2, 10am-2pm
What: Reggie Sanders Foundation Advantage Games
Where: Pelican Stadium, 1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 
The Advantage Games is a one-day private event for our families, sponsors and volunteers. Each game has been carefully designed by ABA therapists to help participants work on their fine/gross motor skills, safety skills, living skills and team building. While the kids are engaged in the games we will have an Informational Fair for the parents to gain information about services that are provided in our area as well as strategies for their child to become self-sufficient and positive members in the community after the school bell and graduation. Learn more & register.

When: April 15 and 22, 4pm to 6pm
What: Ripley’s Sensory Friendly Aquarium
Where: 1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 
House lights up and music and sound effects down, lots of fun to be had.

When: April 16 and 23, 12-2pm
What: Fire House Open House and Cook out
Where: Poplar Drive between Surfside Drive and Pine Street, Surfside Beach SC. 
Come check out the fire trucks and police cars, shoot the firehose, meet Biko the police canine and enjoy a cook out with the area’s finest first responders.  NO sirens!

 

When: April 16 and 23, 10am
What: Sensory-Friendly Showing of Zootopia
Where: Grand 14 in Market Common, 4002 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
Lights up, sound down and children free to move around.  Admission is $5 per person with $1 drinks and $1 popcorn and all concessions available. Phone: (843) 315-2991

When: April 17 and 24, 8-11am
What: Pier Fishing Experience
Where: Surfside Beach pier, the end of Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach SC.
Learn to fish using supplied bait and poles.  Volunteers will be there to help you catch some fish.

April 23, 10 am
Spanky’s Ride for Autism Awareness. 
For those motorcycle enthusiasts, the ride begins and ends at Aynor Park N Main St, Aynor, SC 29511 (973) 917-9058 Registration 10am-11:30am, Ride Begins at noon. 
$15 entrance, $5 additional passengers. Cookout follows the ride, non-rider’s plates for $5.

To learn more about Surfside’s autism-friendly properties, fill out our events form with event code “YesWeCAN” or call 1-800-83-8231.

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