Surfside Beach, near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

An "autism-friendly destination" as restaurants, hotels, parks and other venues have undergone training on how to interact with children with autism. 


Phoenix, Arizona

Said to be the most autistic-friendly city in the world.  

Matt Resnik has helped changed the face of autism in his hometown. When he was diagnosed as a child, his parents poured their hearts into getting him therapy, even launching an organization, in hopes he would outgrow his challenges and find his place as an independent adult in the world. Instead, they’ve helped shape the world around him.



The Autism Therapy Group in Colorado have gone out into the community to doctors, dentists, museums, parks, stores etc. and trained staff on how to meet the needs of children with autism - a list of which can be found at: