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Our Mission and Vision

Ben Els at the Els for Autism FoundationVision

Els for Autism is a game-changing resource, delivering and facilitating programs that are leading examples of what can be available to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Mission

We are committed to better understanding the aspirations of people with autism spectrum disorder and helping them to fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives, through:

  • Understanding the nature of ASD and facilitating the development and delivery of treatment therapies, educational programs, training programs, and recreational programs as well as independent living programs
  • Ensuring the development of global outreach that will facilitate the sharing of best practices and programs
  • Raising awareness and promoting the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with ASD

Goals

  • Provide high-quality information, intervention, education and support to local, state, national, and international families of diverse cultures
  • Provide programs based on best practices and develop innovative interventions through investigative study and analysis
  • Engage in research to further knowledge in the field of ASD
  • Establish funding required to sustain the mission and program goals through grants, donations, and events

Els for Autism is a US public charity (EIN #26-3520396), recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from Federal tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.  Donors should consult their tax adviser to determine whether they are eligible to claim a deduction associated with their donation to this event.