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Sebastián López Durán

Sebastián López Durán was born in Guatemala in 1986 and belongs to Asperger’s Syndrome. He paints in a self-taught way a vocation to relate to the world. He paints to express, he enters every day in the world from his autistic world. Cubism innate not learned, like the one that Picasso dreamed after his long […]

A Cup of Success

“We had such a great experience with Els for Autism events, with the community, and with our intern, it was no question if we could make it work with an adult, we were definitely going to give it a try.” – Amy Duell, General Manager, Oceana Coffee Roasters Oceana Coffee, Palm Beach County’s first specialty […]

How to Find the Proper Dentist for Your Loved One with Autism

Author: Dr. Greg Grillo (dentably.com) (May 2019) You probably remember your first time going to the dentist and hearing the noise of various drills and tools. This can be an overwhelming experience for anybody, and these fears can be heightened for patients with special needs. As a dentist who’s been practicing for more than 17 […]

Sam at Peter Piper Pizza

Say Cheese! Hiring individuals with autism is something to smile about

By Nicole Ehrlich When Thomas Thorme, senior general manager, and Robert Mason, assistant manager, of Peter Piper Pizza in Greenacres, FL, heard about an opportunity to hire individuals on the autism spectrum, they welcomed the idea with open arms. Having family members with autism, the managers knew the impact they could make by employing someone […]

Emmy at Joey D Fitness

A Win-Win Employment Story

When adults graduate from the Els for Autism Foundation Work Experience Program and find the right job with the right business, it is a win-win for the employee and employer. Emmalee (Emmy) Bell graduated from The Learning Academy and attended the Work Experience Program in partnership with PGA Resort and Spa. During her Work Experience […]

New Addition to The Sensory Arts Garden

The Sensory Arts Garden has a beautiful new feature—the water wall!  The addition, completed in early March, was funded by a group of generous ladies who attended Liezl’s Tea Party. The water wall is a colorful and captivating feature of the Sensory Arts Garden and the kids are loving it! “The water wall is perfect […]

Arcis Golf Partners with Els For Autism – New Programs Include Fundraising and Awareness Nationwide

DALLAS (March 26, 2019) — Arcis Golf —the second largest owner-operator of private, resort, and daily fee clubs in the United States—will launch a nationwide campaign in April called “Arcis Round Up For Autism” that expands its partnership with legendary golfer Ernie Els and the Els for Autism Foundation. In conjunction with April’s World Autism […]

Gregory Chabollah

Autistic Woodworker, A Story about Gregory Chabollah

In 1998 when Gregory Chabollah was age three, he was diagnosed with a form of autism called the Pervasive Development Disorder not otherwise specified or PDD-NOS.  The diagnosis was estimated to impact one in every ten thousand children. “Growing up as a child was very difficult for Gregory and his family.” Gregory’s mother, Michelle said. […]