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Work Experience Program


The Els for Autism Foundation offers an 18-week 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. For those needing additional skills before training in the community, we offer an on campus, intensive Bridge Program.


Hospitality Work Experience Program in partnership with Jupiter Medical Center:

  • About the program: Gain valuable work experience in a healthcare environment, enhance social skills in the workplace and learn skills to obtain paid employment
  • Dates: February 6th – June 7th, 2018
  • Application deadline: January 17th, 2018
  • Schedule: 18 week session
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Application fee: $50.00

For more information and to apply:

Contact: Dr. Kerri Morse, Adult Services Manager
Phone: 561-320-9523

 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 publication.

To download the Work Experience Program brochure click here


Work Experience Program Banquet, August 15, 2017, at Jupiter Medical Center