Certified Autism Friendly Dealership
May 23, 2019. For Immediate Release–Surfside Beach SC.
Champion Autism Network (CAN) is excited to announce Coastal Chevrolet Cadillac Nissan, located in Pawleys Island, SC is the first CAN certified autism friendly car dealership in the region.
CAN works with businesses to identify ways that they can provide services and accommodations to support people with autism and their families.
Becky Large, Executive Director of Champion Autism Network states, “we are thrilled to have the support of Coastal Chevrolet Cadillac Nissan and their team. The thought and dedication that went into streamlining the process, eliminating time at the dealership and providing a quiet, out-of-the-way space to conduct the transaction are a testament to the commitment to our families.”
“We are honored to be a part of the Champion Autism Network’s efforts to have more businesses CAN certified in Horry and Georgetown counties. This is such an important effort for those families that have members with Autism. Also aligning with our Coastal Mission, which is to provide everyone with the best experience they will ever have at a dealership, we are proud to be able to service all our customers’ needs with this certification.” – David English, Dealer Principal Coastal Chevrolet Cadillac Nissan.
In addition to having management, sales, and service attend autism awareness seminars, the dealership has committed to reducing the amount of time a family with a child with autism spends at the dealership when purchasing a vehicle, advanced scheduling of services with loaner vehicles available, a dedicated sensory friendly room at the dealership for when needed, and they will be providing a discount at Coastal Car Wash, a sister company to Coastal Chevrolet Cadillac Nissan also located in Pawleys Island. There is also an option to turn the lights off in the Car Wash tunnel if needed for CAN members.
Coastal Chevrolet Cadillac Nissan is not just another dealership. They are a third-generation family owned business that has served the community for nearly 40 years. With an emphasis on their Coastal Mission and six Core Values, Coastal Chevrolet Cadillac Nissan is a full-service dealership with many new vehicles, pre-owned vehicles, service, parts, and finance options available.
About Champion Autism Network:
CAN is a 501c3 organization that aims to increase Autism Awareness and provide support to families effected by Autism. The mission is to raise autism awareness, hold sensory/autism friendly events and inspire action to support people with autism and their families. CAN currently serves 530 local families and 447 tourist families.
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 58 (as of April 2018) children in the U.S. is on the Autism Spectrum and that number is increasing.
Becky Large, Executive Director
Champion Autism Network
839 Surfside Drive, Suite 102
Surfside Beach SC 29575