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2019 Autism at Work Summit East/Fall

In October, the Els for Autism Foundation ™ hosted the 2019 Autism at Work Summit East/Fall at The Els Center of Excellence ™ campus in Jupiter, FL. The summit was sponsored by SAP, EY, DXC Technology, JPMorgan Chase, and the Olitsky Family Foundation. Launched in 2016, the Autism at Work Summit supports SAP’s vision to […]

Importance of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Research

Els for Autism Foundation has six focus areas; Adult Services, Education, Global Outreach, Recreation, Therapy Services and Research.  Research tends to be the focus area discussed the least, but since the Foundation has significant research studies in progress, we want to provide an update. In 2018 on the World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, the […]

Congratulations Employee of the Year – David Asterino!

by Kathleen Barney Els for Autism would like to congratulate David Asterino for his achievement of earning the award of Employee of the Year at Seawind Elementary in Hobe Sound, Florida. David has been a huge supporter of Els for Autism ever since Patricia Valentine, a graduate of the Work Experience Program, started working at […]

Spring 2020 Recreation Schedule Is Now Available!

The Spring 2020 Recreation Schedule has been released! The Foundation is now offering chorus, art, and the Canine Connection recreation programs–in addition to the mainstay recreations programs of golf, tennis, yoga, music, dance and theater. Recreation for Autism and Special Needs Each group class is specifically designed for individuals with autism and special needs and […]

Haley Moss: The 2019 Els for Autism Spectrum Award Winner

We are pleased to introduce the 2019 Autism Spectrum Award winner, Haley Moss! 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. “Haley has not only defied the odds by accomplishing her creative and educational goals […]

Els Center of Excellence

Clearing up the Confusion

By Mariann Coleman, Marketing and Development Manager When we give tours of The Els Center of Excellence™ campus we often face puzzlement from tour participants when explaining the different entities on the campus. To provide some clarity between the physical location, the Foundation, and the two schools here is a reference. The Els Center of […]

Volunteering at Els for Autism Foundation

“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock.  If you want to touch the present, touch a flower.  If you want to touch the future, touch a life.” – Author Unknown We are extremely grateful to our many volunteers who help provide added opportunities for local individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.  […]

Jen Hong’s 108 Hole Hike

Early this year, Ernie Els was asked by a friend to participate in a fundraising challenge—the ‘108 Hole Hike’. Due to Ernie’s busy golf schedule, he was unable to participate but sent Jen Hong, Director of Special Initiatives at Els for Autism Foundation, and former professional golfer, in his stead. The ‘108 Hole Hike’ originally […]

Advice and Consent: Our Self-Governing Advisory Board

Why an Advisory Board? At Els for Autism, we believe our total commitment to the lives of individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) makes us stand apart from other organizations and Foundations. This commitment is demonstrated throughout the various facets of the Foundation, including the programs and therapy services we offer, best […]