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Els for Autism Clinical Team Invited to do Poster Presentations at IMFAR, International Meeting for Autism Research

Prestigious conference attracts autism spectrum disorder experts from across the globe

JUPITER, Fla. (May 9, 2016) – Els for Autism is pleased to announce that two members of its clinical team, Erin Brooker-Lozott, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Jessica Weber, Ph.D., BCBA, were selected to present at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research(IMFAR) which will be held in Baltimore from May 11-14.

IMFAR is an annual scientific meeting convened each spring by The International Society for Autism Research, a scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At IMFAR, researchers from around the world gather to exchange ideas and disseminate the latest scientific findings on ASD.

Ms. Brooker-Lozott, a speech-language pathologist who serves as Assistant Director of Clinical Services at The Els Center of Excellence, will conduct a poster presentation titled, Using Technology to Create Sustainable Systems of Support for Toddlers at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder“.  The research was conducted in collaboration with the Marcus Autism Center, Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Weber, who serves as Behavior Services Coordinator at The Els Center of Excellence, will conduct a poster presentation on Evaluating the Role of Social Approach Behaviors in Language Development“. This project was funded in part by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and was completed in collaboration with faculty from the University of Miami.

“It is an honor for Els for Autism to be represented at IMFAR, a world-renowned autism research conference,” said Marlene Sotelo, Ed.D., BCBA-D, MT-BC, Program Director at Els for Autism. “We are delighted to exchange ideas with many of the top researchers working on autism spectrum disorder.”

About The Els for Autism Foundation

Els for Autism was established in 2009 by PGA TOUR golfer Ernie Els and his wife Liezl after their son Ben was diagnosed with autism. Its mission is to help people on the autism spectrum lead positive, productive and rewarding lives. In August 2015, the foundation inaugurated the first phase of The Els Center of Excellence in Jupiter, Florida, a 26-acre campus with a public charter school and a state-of-the-art conferencing facility to facilitate the dissemination of best practices to a global audience. Construction on an upper school, adult services and expanded sports facilities began in spring of 2016. Els for Autism operates in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and South Africa, and its Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf program, which uses the sport as a life skills development tool, is now offered in more than two dozen locations. For more information, please visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Media interested in information on the Els for Autism Foundation should contact Hilda Mitrani (305-992-3475, or Jackie Gilliland (561-320-9515,