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Autism Awareness Month

Join Els for Autism in celebrating Autism Awareness Month during April! Thanks to some amazing sponsors and partners, we have a variety of fundraisers and events taking place throughout the month.

There are so many ways you can get involved and show your support:

Make an online donation

Make an online donation, or better yet, sign up for a recurring donation and make every month Autism Awareness Month!

Change your Facebook profile picture to The Els For Autism Frame

Changing your profile picture frame is a quick, but powerful way to show your support for individuals with autism. Follow instructions here and search for “Els For Autism.”

Create a Facebook Fundraiser to support Els for Autism

Just a couple of clicks and you can start raising money to support individuals with autism! Don’t forget to share your story and let your friends know why you support Els for Autism. Instructions are here.

Attend one of the local or online events listed below!


1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism every year. We sincerely thank you for attending these events and showing your support so we can continue to help make a difference in the lives of individuals with autism.  Together we can change the game!



Awe in Autism Expo  |  April 2, 2018

Sponsored by the Shanken Family Foundation

This event has passed.

Thank you for everyone who joined us to celebrate the awesome talents of people with autism! Photos from the event are available to view here.


Park Avenue BBQ & Grille  |  April 12, 2018

Dine at Park Avenue BBQ & Grille in the Gardens Mall on April 12, 2018 and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit Els for Autism.
Hours: 11am – 10pm

THE GARDENS MALL: 3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Straight from the Heart Giveback  |  April 19, 2018

Sip, Shop & Socialize with Straight from the Heart, Thursday, April 19.

15% of sales from the entire day will go to Els for Autism. There will be a raffle from 4 – 7 p.m.

Straight from the Heart is located in the Coconut Cay Shopping Plaza, 12100 US Highway One, Suite C North Palm Beach, FL

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Autism Night  |  April 25, 2018

April 25 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

This event is an opportunity for families and caretakers with children on the autism spectrum to have fun in an autism-friendly environment. Activities will include: MINI LIGHTHOUSE CLIMBS, THE KEEPERS WORKSHOP, TINDALL PIONEER HOMESTEAD, VISIT A NATIVE GARDEN, FUN BUILDING BLOCKS, ART MURAL PAINTING, Meet “MRS. LIGHTHOUSE”


>> Register here



Light it Up Blue  |  April 26, 2018

Celebrate World Autism Awareness Month at the Els for Autism’s 7th Annual Light It Up Blue event at 1000 NORTH on Thursday, April 26th, from 7:00PM – 9:00PM. Dress in hues of blue and join us on the patio of 1000 NORTH while The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse shines blue. Tickets are $175 each and are limited. 

>>  Learn More & Purchase Your Ticket


Golf Challenge Event at PGA National  |  April 30, 2018

Join us for a regional Golf Challenge event at The PGA National Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens. Registration begins at 7:00 AM along with breakfast and practice on the range.

The Els for Autism Golf Challenge also includes an option of running your own affiliate event or donating as a non-golfer. Teams that raise $13,000 or more in donations will advance to The Grand Finale in Palm Beach, FL.

>> Learn More and Register


Downtown at the Gardens  |  April 1 – April 30, 2018

Another fun way to support Els for Autism during April? Take a ride on the Carousel at Downtown at the Gardens. 10% of carousel proceeds for the month of April will be donated to Els for Autism!



Pampered Chef Online Giveback  | April 1 – April 30, 2018

Christina McIntosh, Independent Advanced Director for The Pampered Chef
772-370-4486 |

Use this link special link during the month of April and a percentage of your order will be donated back to Els for Autism in honor of Autism Awareness Month.

An additional donation will be made for all Cooking Parties, Virtual Parties and Bridal Showers booked in March, April and May 2018.

>> Shop Pampered Chef



Golfdotz Giveback


Golfdotz is donating 100% of all net proceeds from the custom Els for Autism Ribbon and selected “Blue Out” styles during April. Golfdotz are a durable and fun way to mark your ball!

In addition, Golfdotz is offering Els for Autism supporters 20% off orders of $15 or more with the code: ELSC20

>> Shop Golfdotz




BLUE-OUT Events!

Golfers and athletes will dress in blue and wear the blue-and-white ribbon of the Els for Autism Foundation while playing at various events throughout the month of April to show their support of the Foundation and increase autism awareness.




The following BLUE-OUTS are scheduled during April:

  • BLUE-OUT with The First Tee
  • BLUE-OUT with GCSAA – Various dates throughout the month of April at 96 participating Golf Courses!
  • BLUE-OUT at Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes – April 2, 2018
  • BLUE-OUT with the AJGA
    • YOLO in Woodlands, CA  –  Saturday, April 21
    • EXPLORE YORK in York, PA –  Saturday, April 28