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A Brief Summary of Housing Options

Many of us wonder what the future holds for our friends and relatives with autism spectrum disorder. Will they stay at home with family? Live independently? Or will they need supports while living elsewhere? While these questions can be stressful to contemplate, there are a growing number of housing options that provide the right environment, […]

Parent Testimonial: Job Coaching

Ever since I first started working with the Foundation, one of the rewarding experiences has been working with Mrs. Shelly Hedge, who may have been the first person I talked to who shared about having an adult son on the spectrum. While her son, Collin, is not a talkative individual, through all of the time […]

Grand Finale To Be Rescheduled to 2021

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jupiter, Florida (July 30, 2020)— Out of an abundance of caution for our donors and with recent travel restrictions to and from The Bahamas, Els for Autism has decided to postpone its 10th Annual Golf Challenge Grand Finale. The Grand Finale was scheduled to take place at the Baha Mar Resort […]

Summer Camp Goes Virtual Thanks to Support from Admirals Cove Foundation

Our team at the Foundation has been working diligently, shifting many programs and services from in-person to virtual.  Our goal is to help families keep some routines as they navigate this difficult time. One of the largest virtual endeavors has been a six-week virtual summer camp, providing opportunities for individuals to actively engage with staff […]

The Adult Day Training Program

When a young adult with autism has just graduated high school, what is their next step? Like any young adult, there are different paths they may take. Some may continue to further their education at university, while others will seek paid employment within the community. There is another population of young adults with autism who […]

Gary Gauba: A Supporter with Silver Linings Vision

Since the inception of the Els for Autism Golf Challenge in 2011, Gary Gauba has been an active supporter and participant. A successful entrepreneur, with a history of transforming start-up businesses, Gary adeptly took on the role of Golf Challenge chairman, spearheading a west-coast regional tournament each year since 2014. Over the years, Gary has […]

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The Belief That Everyone has a Voice: The History of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

From Rain Man and Temple Grandin, to Atypical and The Good Doctor, Hollywood’s portrayal of a person with autism is often someone who communicates their wants and needs verbally. However, anyone with a familiarity with autism knows that there is an often-misunderstood population of autistic individuals who cannot communicate verbally or communicate effectively on their own. For many years, it was assumed […]

Now Accepting Autism Spectrum Award Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Autism Spectrum Award!  The Els for Autism Spectrum Award honors an individual with autism spectrum disorder who has shined a positive light on autism through his/her character, positive attitude, and contribution. The 2020 winner will be honored at the Els for Autism Golf Challenge Grand Finale. Nomination Criteria:  […]

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Mental Health and Autism

by Merrick Egber It is important to know that everybody in this world has different struggles that they deal with, whether it be stress, anxiety, depression, mental illness, a disability, etc. Even people who look to be the most invulnerable have had to struggle. Even if you think that you’re alone, there is always someone […]