The Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf program is infused with evidence-based practices for teaching golf to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Participants learn golf skills while practicing specific autism learning concepts, including communication, emotional regulation, motor, and social skills.
The goal of the program is for participants to achieve their individual golf successes, build confidence and self-esteem, in a fun, welcoming and supportive environment.
Learn More About the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Program
Webinar How to Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf
In this webinar, Jen Hong, Els for Autism Foundation, gives a comprehensive overview of the curriculum. Learn how golf can help people on the spectrum, how to teach golf skills to individuals with ASD, and the flow of a #GameON Autism Golf session.
Video models are a helpful way to prepare individuals with autism for what they can expect during an experience. This video models an Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf session.
How to Become an Offical Program Provider
Are you passionate about bringing the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Program to your community? The Foundation offers various opportunities to become an Official Program Provider. In order to become an Official Program Provider, you must first complete a full-day, hands-on instructional clinic.
For more information and to become an Official Program Provider, contact:
Kimberly Watterson-Rivieccio, Ed.D, Global Outreach Coordinator
Online Training Course for the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Program
Welcome to the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Curriculum course. The 5 online training modules included in the course will help teach the fundamentals of golf training for people with ASD. In addition to the didactic portion of the training program, we offer a virtual hands-on clinic video tutorial that is now available through seven brief sequential videos (total time is 11:30).
All training modules have been created in Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect content is best viewed in Internet Explorer and requires Adobe Flash.
Please note that completion of both the 5 core training modules and the virtual hands-on clinic video tutorials are required to become an Official Program Provider. This resource may be used for current providers to onboard new staff who will deliver the program on their site or as a refresher course for current staff at your site.
Click on the links below to get started on each training tool.
- Ernie Els # GameON Autism Golf Training Curriculum Course
- Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Virtual Clinic Video Tutorials
For the training curriculum course, you must view the entire module and pass a short quiz before proceeding onto the next module. For the virtual clinic, you must view each video in its entirety to unlock the next video for completion of the tutorial. Upon completion of the course and video tutorial, you will be granted access to all curriculum materials in the library. Please email Kimberly Watterson-Rivieccio at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify completion and receive a certificate.
*Please note: During the duration of the course, if you have already reviewed some of the content and you receive a “Review Mode” notification, this is not a cause for alarm. You will still able to complete the course.
Library for Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf
Available to Official Program Providers (in the U.S.) only