Inaugural Awe in Autism Conference and Expo
To Celebrate the Awesome Talents of People with Autism
The Awe in Autism Conference and Expo will celebrate the diverse talents of individuals with autism via an art gallery, micro business bazaar, book signings, live performances, short film screenings, speakers and the Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf program.
Individuals with autism of all ages will be selling their wares and/or performing. Vendors include ScentsAbility candle shop, Chocolate Spectrum, RLA Glass Making, Artists for Autism, Joshua’s Art, Christine’s Jewelry and Layla & Indiana’s Art. Performers include pianists Zachary Williams, James Williams and Reid Moriarty, speakers Ron Sandison, Alex Perez, Taylor Raines and John Miller, authors Merrick Egber and Alex Perez, and performer Jacob Velazquez. Food vendors include Foodies4Autism and Café 7.
Joshua Deer, an accomplished 21 year-old golfer from Dallas, will share his inspiring story about living with autism and lead the #GameON Autism Golf Clinic. Reece Carpenter is the event’s emcee.
Friday, April 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Els Center of Excellence
18370 Limestone Creek Road
Jupiter, FL 33458
To celebrate the talent of individuals on the autism spectrum, which is diagnosed in 1 of every 68 children – and 1 of 42 boys – making it the fastest-growing developmental disability in the country. ASD is a term for a complex disorder of brain development that is characterized by impaired social communication and interaction, and restricted, repetitive behaviors, interests or activities.
The Els for Autism Foundation was established in 2009 to help people on the autism spectrum fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives. In August 2015, the Foundation opened The Els Center of Excellence, which includes a primary school and auditorium to disseminate best practices in education and therapy worldwide. Once completed, The Els Center of Excellence will provide a game-changing educational program incorporating the critical components of early intervention, medical and professional services, transition and adult services, and Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf™. For information, please visit www.ElsforAutism.org or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.