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Category: Gamechanger

Sneak Peek of the Adult Services building

According to Anne Roux, of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute in Philadelphia, nearly 66 percent of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unemployed. (2017 National Autism Indicators Report: Transition Into Young Adulthood).  Young adults on the spectrum are eager to live independently and work, however, social services aimed at helping them overcome problems with […]

The Building A Neurodiverse Workforce Conference

Els for Autism Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Marlene Sotelo, would like to personally invite you to the Autism Innovations and Global Impact Conference — Building a Neurodiverse Workforce, a virtual conference hosted by the Els for Autism Foundation and sponsored by the Shanken Family Foundation. This conference will provide tools and best practices, as well […]

The 2020 Golf Challenge – Top Fundraisers

We were blown away by the support of the 2020 Els for Autism Golf Challenge participants, fundraisers and sponsors. Despite the challenging circumstances we faced this year, we are pleased to announce that the Golf Challenge raised a total of $2,027,784. Congratulations to the top fundraising teams of 2020! 1st place: LUCAS’S Steps: $45,280.00 2nd place: […]

Adult Services Building to Break Ground this Summer

The vision for a building to support the needs of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is finally being realized on The Els Center of Excellence campus, with plans to break ground this Summer. The building will be a place where adults can find guidance and direction as they navigate their future. It will be […]

Let’s Plan to Make a Difference Together

When families first learn that their loved one may have a developmental disability, the team at Els for Autism is there to provide encouragement, support, and services. While there is much uncertainty at the moment, Els for Autism remains steadfast in the mission to help people with autism and their families. While you may be […]

Challenge Accepted.

We all are too aware of the challenges of 2020. At Els for Autism, our team is intimately familiar with the struggles families of those with autism have faced. From virtual schooling to lapses in therapies, to job loss–all have added to the stress and uncertainty of 2020. At one point our team did consider […]

Donor Spotlight: The Langenfeld Family

“One thing COVID-19 taught us is that everyone needs a purpose–a place to go.” Randy Langenfeld said. “Being stuck in a house is not a good option for anyone, especially for people with autism.” Now that pandemic restrictions have lifted, the Langenfeld family is grateful to resume their normal routine. Each morning, as their car […]

Upcoming Virtual Conference Offers Education Around Neurodiversity in the Workplace

The Els for Autism Foundation will host the Autism Innovations and Global Impact Conference “Building a Neurodiverse Workforce” on March 12-13, 2021. The conference will provide tools and best practices for businesses or individuals interested in hiring employees with autism spectrum disorder, initiating a neurodiverse workforce program, or expanding an existing program. The day-and-a-half virtual […]