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Autism Awareness Month

What is Autism Awareness Month?

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month and April 2, 2021 marks World Autism Awareness Day.

At Els for Autism, we have many activities planned to commemorate this global effort to promote awareness, inclusion and assure that every individual with autism is provided an opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.

Get Involved


Make an online donation

The best way to directly impact an individual with autism is to make a donation or sign up for monthly giving.

When you give to Els for Autism during Autism Awareness Month, you will become part of a  community of supporters who are dedicated to furthering autism awareness, acceptance and inclusion. 

Donate now



Local Fundraising & Give Back Events


April 24  |  Roots & Ruts 5K  | Jupiter, Florida 

Join us for a family-friendly race to celebrate amazing people with autism.  Learn More


The Els for Autism 2021 Golf Challenge

In April we will kick off the Els for Autism Golf Challenge, a series of regional events at top-rated golf courses across the United States and Canada.


April 20 | Naples, Florida |  Els for Autism Golf Challenge Event

Join us April 20 at Tiburón Golf Club. Learn More


April 26  | Jupiter, Florida |  Els for Autism Golf Challenge Event 

Join us April 26 at The Loxahatchee Club. Learn More


April 28 | Palm Beach Gardens | Dip in Blue for Els For Autism

The Melting Pot is graciously hosting a give back event Wednesday, April 28 at the Palm Beach Gardens location. Head on over for a special four-course fondue menu and enjoy blue-ish martinis to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. Call 561-624-0020 to make your reservation and be sure to mention Els for Autism. Proceeds from all orders will benefit The Els for Autism Foundation.


April 30 | Palm Beach Gardens, Florida | Lilly Pulitzer – Gardens Mall

Join the Els for Autism Foundation at Lilly Pulitzer in The Gardens Mall, for a give back event on Friday, April 30th from 1 PM- 5 PM. Check out Lilly Pulitzer’s Spring 2021 arrivals while supporting a great cause! 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Els for Autism Foundation.

Can’t make it into the store this day? Not a problem! Place your order over the phone by calling the store at 561-799-9400 or texting 772-227-1140. Be sure to mention Els for Autism in your order!


April Autism Awareness Month Partnerships

We are thankful for the opportunity to impact so many individuals with autism and are humbled by those who are with us hand-in-hand to make a difference.


Arcis Golf – Round Up 4 Els for Autism 

Arcis Golf has partnered with the Foundation for Round Up 4 Els for Autism. When you visit an Arcis Golf club this April, you will have the option to “round up” your purchase or add an extra donation to benefit Els for Autism.




Puma Golf

Throughout the month of April, with any purchase of FASTEN8 shoes, PUMA Golf will be donating a portion of the sales to the Els for Autism Foundation.

Visit the Puma Golf website




SAP  #Drive Change

SAP will be donating $2,500 to Els for Autism for each birdie made on Fridays by Ernie Els or Cameron Champ during their April tournaments. 

Learn more about their commitment to #DriveChange here.



Why Blend In When You Can Stand Out  Autism T-Shirt 

Limited edition autism awareness month t-shirts are now available in our online shop

Shirts for both youth and adults are available in XS-3XL, and in your choice of navy or light blue!

Additional items are also available for sale and proceeds from the sale of all merchandise benefits the Els for Autism Foundation. Sales end April 21, 2021. 

Get Your T-Shirt

Share Your Story, Shine Your Light!

One of the best ways to encourage understanding and increase acceptance is by simply sharing your story. Whether you are a person with autism, or a parent, sibling, caregiver, teacher, colleague or friend to a person with autism–you have a unique story to tell and we want to hear them!

Consider creating a Facebook Fundraiser to support Els for Autism and share your autism journey. Fundraisers who raise $1,000 or more will receive an Els for Autism car magnet.

We will be randomly selecting stories to feature throughout the month in our email newsletters and social media.

Don’t have social media? You can email your story to