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You Don’t Need to Open Your Wallet to Give

Christmas and Hanukkah are around the corner. Two major religious holidays that celebrate miracles and the ideas of gift-giving and charity, besides having a religious identity. As an organization devoted to charity, we at the Els Foundation stress exactly the importance of material giving but, even more than a simple cash donation, improving the lives of those with […]

Els for Autism Foundation’s Conference 2017 Autism Innovations and Global Impact: The State of the Science

Continuing Education credits (CE’s) to be offered free for conference attendees Jupiter, Fla. (December 16, 2016) – The Els for Autism Foundation will host the Autism Innovations and Global Impact Conference: The State of the Science to be held April 28th and 29th, 2017 at The Els Center of Excellence 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, Florida. […]


Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. Today, we invite you to join the movement! 1. Make a Donation 2. Shop […]

Els for Autism Foundation Presents the 2016 Autism Spectrum Award to Gloria Mendoza

The award honors an individual of any age on the autism spectrum who is a catalyst for a program or event that creates a more beautiful future for people with ASD through character, positive attitude, and contribution Jupiter, Fla. (November 17, 2016) – Els for Autism presented the 2016 Autism Spectrum Award to Gloria Mendoza, […]

Els for Autism and PGA National Collaborate on Hospitality Work Experience Program

Collaboration allows adults with autism gain valuable work experience, master social skills in the workplace, learn resume writing and interview skills Jupiter, Fla. (November 14, 2016) – The Els for Autism Foundation announced a partnership with PGA National Resort and Spa to support its adult hospitality work experience program.  The program is available for adults […]

Els for Autism Awarded $6,500 Grant From Autism License Plate Proceeds

The grant will support the Special Adult Life Skills Academy, including culinary training and Ernie Els #GameON AutismTM Fitness MEDIA CONTACT: Pamela Minelli Development Director Els for Autism Foundation 561-320-9528   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Els for autism Awarded $6,500 Grant from Autism License Plate Proceeds  Jupiter, FL (November 9, 2016) – Els for Autism […]


Autistic Athleticism

Usually, theatergoers are attracted to those movies: films portraying underdogs competing in a professional sport, wherein the thrill of the sporting event has added dramatic elements that engage, and inspire, the audience watching the movie. There are movies about African-American athletes competing in the Jim Crow-era South, about mentally challenged athletes rising to their best […]