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Work Experience Program


The Els for Autism Foundation offers a work experience program to prepare adults seeking employment in the hospitality or healthcare industry. This training program, offered in partnership with Jupiter Medical Center and PGA National Resort & Spa , allows participants with developmental disabilities ages 18+ who have completed high school, to learn industry specific work skills and demonstrate their ability to add value to core business operations.

Spring 2017 Program – Closed

Jupiter Medical Center
For more information on Jupiter Medical Center

Fall 2017 Program –  runs from August 22nd to December 21st, 2017

The Hospitality Work Experience Program, in partnership with PGA National Resort & Spa, is for adults with autism and other related disabilities ages 18+ who have completed high school with a goal of paid employment. Apply by August 11th.

  • Gain valuable work experience in a hotel or on a golf course
  • Enhance social skills in the workplace
  • Learn skills to obtain paid employment



  • 18 week session
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 9am-12:30pm or 1-4:30pm

Application fee: $50

Benefits for participants:

So often, who we are is what we do.  Besides earning an income, employment is a necessary means for individuals to have a sense of independence, become part of their community, and share their strengths and talents.

Benefits for employers:

Partnering with Els for Autism gives your business support in recruiting employees with special needs whose talents align with your business goals. Els for Autism offers assistance during the on-boarding, orientation, skill development, and retention process.

In addition, the Els for Autism Foundation provides on-site training for managers and staff to support existing diversity initiatives and enhance workplace culture.  Businesses accommodating people with disabilities may qualify for tax credits and deductions. More detailed information may be found in the IRS publications here.

To download the Work Experience Program brochure click here

For more information on the Work Experience Program:
Contact: Dr. Kerri Morse, Ed.D., Adult Services Coordinator
Phone: 561-320-9523


Program Application

Please complete the preliminary application form below and we will contact you shortly. Thank you for your interest!