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Els for Autism Foundation stands united with autism organizations worldwide

Els for Autism Foundation stands united with autism organizations worldwide in reminding our community that autism affects each person differently, and misconceptions can increase prejudice toward the vast majority who are peaceful and productive members of society. Recent statements from the Autism Society and Autism Speaks: Autism Society Autism Speaks

Josh Banks is sailing center’s most helpful team member

(Press Release by The US Sailing Center Martin County) JENSEN BEACH (February 7, 2018) The US Sailing Center Martin County’s most helpful team member is Joshua Banks. Executive Director Alan Jenkinson made the presentation on Jan. 26. USSMC members, parents Bob and Vicki Banks, and the Els for Autism Foundation personnel attended the ceremony, followed by a […]

Els for Autism 2018 Golf Challenge Preview Event at Stanford Golf Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 25, 2018) The 2018 Els for Autism Golf Challenge will kick off with a new and exciting Preview Event at Stanford Golf Course on Monday, February 12, 2018, co-chaired by Mr. Steve Peck of SAP and Mr. Gary Gauba of CenturyLink. Mr. Ernie Els will be attending the event and will host a clinic […]

The Els Center of Excellence expands with a Sensory Arts Garden and Pavilion

Jupiter, Fla. (November 15, 2017) – Els for Autism Foundation announces the opening of the Sensory Arts Garden and Pavilion at The Els Center of Excellence.  The 13,000-square foot Sensory Arts Garden is both a therapeutic and educational destination for children and adults providing a meaningful experience through the exploration of nature and stimulation of […]

“Boy” Wonder: A review that flies into space

Author: Merrick Egber (November 30th, 2017) I’m an open person when it comes to movies. I may be a single 31 year old man with no kids, but if an animated movie or a family movie comes out with good reviews, I’ll go and see it, no matter what others think. Sure, the viewing audience […]

Experiencing Excellence at The 2017 Grand Finale

Jupiter, Fla. (November 7, 2017) – The Els for Autism Golf Challenge Grand Finale, hosted by Ernie and Liezl Els Oct.27-28, brought 300 guests to Palm Beach County to experience excellence firsthand. The event celebrated the culmination of the seventh-annual golf challenge, which raised $2,973,507 for the Foundation, and featured an award ceremony, tournament golf […]

Nobody Knows What It’s Like: My Review of “The Good Doctor”

Author: Merrick Egber (October 5th, 2017) An attempt at a spoiler free review. Disclaimer: This review only covers the first two episodes, “Pilot – Burnt Food”, and “Mount Rushmore” Through better strategies to assess and treat children with autism, it is time for some empowerment stories of autism told through the lens of cinema and […]

Ernie Els, Founder of the Els for Autism Foundation, will be the recipient of the 2018 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)

September 27, 2017 – Els also founded The Ernie Els Foundation in 1999 in his homeland of South Africa, and then joined forces with the Fancourt Hotel and Golf Estate to establish The Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation to help identify underprivileged teens who show talent in golf and give them a chance to reach […]

Eighteen Candles: My Review of Atypical

Author: Merrick Egber (September 19th, 2017) An attempt at a spoiler-free review. You may remember me saying that the only autistic representation in the media that I knowingly indulged in was “Rain Man”, sometimes I feel like it is way too personal to go out of my way to watch. This late summer, early fall […]

The Heisman Trophy Trust has announced that Ernie Els will be awarded the 12th Heisman Humanitarian Award by the Heisman Trophy Trust in recognition of his diligent efforts in assisting those with Autism.

August 29th – The announcement took place at Liberty National Golf Club on August 28th, in conjunction with an Els for Autism 2017 Golf Challenge event. Heisman Trustee Sanford Wurmfeld made the announcement to the guests gathered at the event. Els was on hand along with fellow PGA Tour golfer Branden Grace. “We are proud to […]