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Social and Recreation Programs

Adults with Autism Social Group

The Spoken Wheel Society is a social group for adults with autism led by an adult with autism.  Each month the group meets for two hours at The Els Center of Excellence campus to participate in interactive games and a potluck meal.  The group also makes plans for a monthly Saturday off-campus event for activities like bowling, mini-golf, movies, restaurants, or an arcade.  The off-campus events are not supported by Els for Autism staff and group members must be able to navigate community environments safely and independently without support.  Members of the group are welcome to share ideas for activities both on and off-campus.

If you would like more information or to become a member of The Spoken Wheel Society:

Contact: Merrick Egber
Office: 561-320-9520
Contact: Loden Malone

Office: 561-598-6200 x4041

Download the Spoken Wheel Society Flyer


Mental Health Support Group

Els for Autism Foundation is offering a Mental Health Support Group, a place where individuals can come together to share stories and experiences about their lives and to discuss common issues such as depressed mood, anxiety, and compulsive thoughts.  The focus of the support group will be to improve one’s overall quality of life and increase community participation.

Contact: Jennifer Smyth, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Contact: Kimberly Watterson-Rivieccio, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Phone: 561-320-9491

Download the flyer for more information

Recreation Programs

With the goal to promote social interaction and good health, the adult Recreation Programs are offered in golf, tennis, yoga, theater, and music.  Recreation Programs are for adults who are either still enrolled in high school or those who have completed high school.

Contact: Kelley Coutts, Recreation Coordinator
Phone: 561-320-9512

View the current adult Recreation Programs schedule