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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 […]

Els Center of Excellence

Onsite Services Resuming at The Els Center of Excellence

Beginning June 1, 2020, the Els for Autism Foundation will resume select on-site programs and services at The Els Center of Excellence, using a phased approach. Programs returning in-person include speech therapy, ABA therapy, early intervention services, and the Adult Day Program. The health and safety of our clients, visitors, and staff remains a top […]

Visual Supports For #GameON AUTISM™ Golf Program

Here are resources for you to use when teaching your child golf: Station Signs Rules to Remember SocialStory Schedule Cut Outs FullSwing CommentingBoard For more #GameON AUTISM™ Golf resources, visit our Resource Library.   What are Visual Supports? Visual supports are concrete cues that provide information about an activity, routine, or expectation and/or support skill […]