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Onsite Services Resuming at The Els Center of Excellence

Beginning June 1, 2020, the Els for Autism Foundation will resume select on-site programs and services at The Els Center of Excellence, using a phased approach. Programs returning in-person include speech therapy, ABA therapy, early intervention services, and the Adult Day Program.

The health and safety of our clients, visitors, and staff remains a top priority. The Els for Autism Foundation is following all recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), implementing policies and procedures for a safe return to campus. Precautions include health checks prior to entering the building, social distancing, facial coverings, hand washing, and additional disinfecting and sanitation procedures.

Els for Autism will continue to offer many programs and support services virtually, including Telehealth services, Job Club for ages 18 and up, individual and group mental health services, recreation services for ages six and up, and support groups for caregivers, adults, and siblings of all ages.

Moving and Groovin’ Summer Camp, a camp for individuals ages 6-21 years old with autism or a developmental disability, will be held virtually this year. Campers will take part in a variety of fun activities from the comfort of their home. Participants will be divided into two different age groups, with each group meeting two afternoons per week from June 15-July 24, 2020. There are a limited number of spaces available. To learn more or register, please contact Kelley Coutts, Recreation Services Coordinator at

As the Center slowly reopens, the Els for Autism Foundation will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC recommendations. If you have any questions, contact: Dr. Marlene Sotelo, Chief Operating Officer at 561-625-8269 or