What is World Autism Month?
The month of April is World Autism Month with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.
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.
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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 World Autism Month, you will become part of a community of supporters who are dedicated to furthering autism awareness, acceptance, and inclusion.
April 30 – starts at 7:30 a.m. | Roots & Ruts 5K | Jupiter, FL
This Roots & Ruts 5K features a course that starts at The Els Center of Excellence campus, then meanders through the North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area, a 160-acre natural area preserves comprised of mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, depression marsh, and dome swamp ecosystems. Gather the kids and participate in the Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course, perfect for all ages and abilities. This course will feature an array of obstacles that involve jumping, balancing, crawling, and more. After your run, join us at the Post-Race Expo for entertainment, activities, vendors, and autism employment partners, a morning you won’t want to miss!
April – October | Els for Autism 2022 Golf Challenge | US & Canada
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.
Give Back Events
April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28 – Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach – Giveback Event
Location: 600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL
Time: Every Thursday in April | 4 p.m – 10 p.m.
This year, Els for Autism Foundation is partnering with the Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach for World Autism Month. Visit the Galley any Thursday in April from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m, and the Els for Autism Foundation will receive 10% of all proceeds made that day.
April 9, April 10 – Hip Hop Hooray! Kids Cooking Class at Downtown at Palm Beach Gardens
Location: Downtown Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Easter is here and we are calling all junior chefs to join What’s Cooking Kids? On Saturday, April 9th, or Sunday, April 10th, to create a delicious Easter treat. Each ticket is a $10 donation, all of which will directly benefit Els for Autism Foundation. To register and learn more please click here.
April 18 – 24 – The Cooper, Palm Beach Gardens – Giveback Event
Location: 4610 PGA Boulevard Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens
Time: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Foundation will receive a percentage of proceeds from sales made from Monday to Sunday during dinner time.
April 20 – Melting Pot – Giveback Event
Location: 5455 N Federal Hwy Ste A, Boca Raton, FL
Time: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Dip in Blue for World Autism Month! Join us at The Melting Pot Boca on April 20, 2022, from 4:00 PM -10:00 PM. to enjoy an exclusive three-course meal at $29.00/per person. 10% of all proceeds will benefit the Els for Autism Foundation to directly benefit individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) worldwide.
April 24 – Awe in Autism at the Gardens Greenmarket
Location: 10500 N Military Trl, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Celebrate World Autism Month by strolling through Awe in Autism at The Gardens GreenMarket. Shop hand-made items from local micro-businesses and awe in the talents of individuals with autism spectrum disorder who create these products. The Gardens Greenmarket is sponsored in good health by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.
Vendors in attendance will be: Andrew Blitman, aZul, Dancing Red Pananda by Layla, Home of Hats, Margie-Lee Rodriguez, Hollywood Soaps, Natural Dog Treats and Bakery LLC, Sea of Possibilities. Download the flyer: Awe in Autism Flyer
April 27 – Melting Pot – Giveback Event
Location: 11811 US-1, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Time: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Dip in Blue for World Autism Month! Join us at The Melting Pot Palm Beach Gardens on April 27, 2022, from 4:00 PM -10:00 PM. to enjoy an exclusive three-course meal at $29.00/per person. 10% of all proceeds will benefit the Els for Autism Foundation to directly benefit individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) worldwide.
April 29 – Lilly Pulitzer Giveback Event – Shop and Share
Location: Palm Beach Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
To celebrate World Autism Month, join the Els for Autism Foundation at Lilly Pulitzer in The Gardens Mall for a giveback event on Friday, April 29, 2022. Check out Lilly Pulitzer’s 2022 Spring arrivals while supporting a great cause! 10% of all proceeds made will benefit the Els for Autism Foundation.
April World Autism 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
For the fourth year, 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 including merchandise, food and beverage, and golf, or add an extra donation to benefit Els for Autism. The program gets underway on April 1 and lasts for the entire month.
Troon Golf – Troon is proud to support World Autism Month in April by partnering with Els for Autism Foundation®. Troon facilities across the globe will be participating in an initiative to raise money for Els for Autism® through an online call for donations as well as various affiliate events such as golf tournaments, 5K walks/runs, silent auctions, and special events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org