It took us a few years before we decided to not allow Autism to be a reason for skipping travel. We understand the challenges of traveling with a child who has Autism. So we always make sure to do research and plan ahead of time. Finding a resort that understands small things like bringing kids meals as soon as possible and the ability to be flexible is very important to us. We need safe spaces, lots of activities, and staff members that are caring, compassionate, and most of all understanding that no two people with Autism are the same. –Nickida Stephens
Nickida Stephens is an amazing Mom, dynamic Influencer, and owner of Nicki’s Random Musings by Nickida Stephens. Knows first hand what the behind the scenes experience when looking for an autism-friendly resort to travel to and the difficulties in doing so.
My friend Olivia Douglass another amazing Mom, Influencer, and owner of This N That with Olivia shared with me her experience “It is hard to find places that are autism-friendly. We have altered where we go and for how long because of that. It is important to me because I don’t want to limit Liam on life experiences because there aren’t many places that are autism-friendly.”
After listening to their concerns I checked my wedding contract and details around the resort and that’s when I realized Ocean Creek Resort the location of my wedding was a certified autism-friendly resort not to mention Influencer friendly.
About Ocean Creek Resort
Ocean Creek Resort is located on 57-acres accommodations include a variety of condo style suites. Ocean Creek Resort is proud to have been the very first Champion Autism Network (CAN) Certified Resort in the country. We welcome Autistic Spectrum Disorder families to enjoy a vacation at our resort, with the assurance that we will take care of their entire family as if they were our own.
Some examples of how our resort can accommodate these families include but is not limited to:
Curbside check-in for families who cannot come into the lobby and wait in line.
Having your child’s favorite foods available and ready at our restaurant.
Remove all breakable items from your unit.
Secure commodes and doors in your unit.
Ensure we have gluten-free options available during your stay.
Customized housekeeping service times.
When booking, please let us know that you are an ASD family and what needs your family has. Our staff will work with you to customize your vacation experience.
Learn more about the training and personal experiences, with a note from the general manager, and ASD mom, Sabrina Hilliard found here:
In the future, I pray more destinations become a Champion Autism Network (CAN) Certified Resort like Ocean Creek Resort. According to the Autism Prevalence on April 26, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 59 children (1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Families shouldn’t have to cancel their vacations or miss out on family fun experience. Thank you Ocean Creek Resort for becoming a Champion and supporting families of children with autism.
Offering up to 7,000 square feet of space Ocean Creek Resort is ideal for hosting weddings, meetings, family reunions, or conferences. Looking to get married on the beach the group sales department can work with you to make your special day worry-free. Whether you are planning a small gathering or a large conference of more than 400 people, Ocean Creek Resort is the perfect location for your Myrtle Beach event.
Ocean Creek Resort provides the ultimate feeling of comfort and security. What sets them apart from other resorts is the gated entrance manned by security 24 hours a day. Guest must show there parking pass provided by the resort for entrance. Each villa or condo rental can receive up to two free parking passes for the entirety of their stay.
With a full-service tennis center on the Ocean Creek premises schedule a private lesson from the resident tennis professional. Tennis lovers sign up for round robins stroke of the week and doubles clinics are also available. Prefer a relaxing round of golf choose from a variety of packages from any of the nearly 100 Myrtle Beach courses with awesome free round packages and other great golf deals!
Relax poolside in the outdoor oasis pool exclusively for guests staying at the North Tower condos. Explore the beach which is located just over the creek. Plan to stay on property no problem there are several pools within walking distance. My favorite is the Beach Club pool and Beach Club Bar and Grill grab food and enjoy it while enjoying the oceanfront view cold beverages are also available. I can’t wait to enjoy a game of volleyball or visit the playground which is close by to the Beach Club dining deck. The is a kiddie pool and other fun amenities I know the boys will enjoy. The Beach Club oceanfront pool is available to all guests, ranges in depth from 3 feet to 6.5 feet and is open seasonally from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. On-site there is also a hexagonal outdoor pool ranges from 3 feet on the shallow end to 6.5 feet on the deep end and is open seasonally from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Start planning your next vacation today then head on over to https://www.oceancreek.com/ and reserve your oceanfront suite this deal won’t last forever and the reservations book up quickly.