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The History of Autism Part I – Origins of Autism

Author: Merrick Egber (May 2, 2017) photo: Dr. Leo Kanner In 1911 a Swiss psychiatrist known as Dr. Eugene Bleuler made a startling discovery. While studying individuals with schizophrenia, a term he coined, he noticed that many of those same patients had related symptoms that he hadn’t diagnosed before. These patients seemed entirely withdrawn, oblivious […]


Jupiter, Fla. (April 2, 2017) – The Els for Autism Foundation is announcing a challenge to get individuals to walk, run, or bike the length of the average golf course (4 miles) between April 2 – 28, 2017, and donate $25 or more to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will […]

Breaking the Stereotype – A review of In My Words: Stories of an Autistic Boy

Author: Merrick Egber (March 30th, 2017) I was given a well-liked book, In My Words: Stories of an Autistic Boy, to review. Following 22-year-old Robbie Clark, the book chronicles the growth of an autistic individual from birth at a Baton Rouge hospital to his current life in Huntsville, Alabama. It’s a short book – 109 pages […]

Double the Insight: An Interview with Alex Plank of Wrong Planet

Author: Merrick Egber (February 21, 2017) On April 28th of this year, Els for Autism is going to help celebrate the end of Autism Awareness Month by hosting the inaugural Autism Innovations & Global Impact Conference: The State of the Science which will see a team of leaders all devoted to explaining the current state […]

You Don’t Need to Open Your Wallet to Give

Christmas and Hanukkah are around the corner. Two major religious holidays that celebrate miracles and the ideas of gift-giving and charity, besides having a religious identity. As an organization devoted to charity, we at the Els Foundation stress exactly the importance of material giving but, even more than a simple cash donation, improving the lives of those with […]

Els for Autism Foundation’s Conference 2017 Autism Innovations and Global Impact: The State of the Science

Continuing Education credits (CE’s) to be offered free for conference attendees Jupiter, Fla. (December 16, 2016) – The Els for Autism Foundation will host the Autism Innovations and Global Impact Conference: The State of the Science to be held April 28th and 29th, 2017 at The Els Center of Excellence 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, Florida. […]


Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. Today, we invite you to join the movement! 1. Make a Donation 2. Shop […]

Els for Autism Golf Challenge Raises Nearly $12 Million in Five Years

2015 Highest Fundraising Teams Announced at the Grand Finale in Las Vegas JUPITER, FL, November 24, 2015 – Spearheaded by World of Golf Hall of Famer and Els for Autism Founder, Ernie Els, The Els for Autism Golf Challenge has raised nearly $12 million for autism thanks to over 9,000 rounds of golf and over […]

Els for Autism Foundation Presents the 2016 Autism Spectrum Award to Gloria Mendoza

The award honors an individual of any age on the autism spectrum who is a catalyst for a program or event that creates a more beautiful future for people with ASD through character, positive attitude, and contribution Jupiter, Fla. (November 17, 2016) – Els for Autism presented the 2016 Autism Spectrum Award to Gloria Mendoza, […]