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The Stoops Family Adult Services Building at The Els Center of Excellence® campus is a place for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to access the essential support and services needed during the transition to adulthood years and throughout life as an adult.

Help Pave the Way

Stoops Family Adult Services Building, on The Els Center of Excellence® campus, is a dedicated space for existing adult programs that are in high demand for individuals with autism and other related disabilities ages 18+. 

Please consider a contribution to this endeavor which is much more than a single, physical location. Through telehealth, conferences, shared programs, multi-language webinars, and peer-reviewed scientific journals, the Foundation has a much broader national and global reach. 

Adult Services Focus

Els for Autism® programs and services provide lifespan instruction to help adults successfully transition to all aspects of life by providing programs in Employment and Community Programs, Independent Living, and Recreation & Leisure.

Naming Opportunities

Make a lasting impression with your gift to sponsor a room inside the building.

Transform a Life by Giving to Connor & Friends Care

Connor Sturgis, Els for Autism® Advisory Board member launched a campaign to raise $100,000 to support the programs and services that Els for Autism provides to adults with autism spectrum disorder. He knows firsthand the importance of great programs to support inclusion and independence.

Join Connor and his friends in supporting all those benefiting from the programs and services offered by Els for Autism in the Stoops Family Adult Services Building, community, and through virtual programming around the world.

Learn More about the Stoops Family Adult Services Building


Adult Day Training (ADT) Program

The ADT program builds on each participant’s individualized strengths supporting the development and practice of social skills, independent living skills, safety skills, and engagement within integrated activities in the community so that they can achieve greater independence and live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

For the latest updates about the Adult Day Training Program, please complete this form.


Work Experience Program

This program is designed for those interested in career exploration or who have a goal of paid employment. During the program, participants will engage in hands-on learning and develop skills relating to employment.


Life Skills

The Daily Living Skills Group is an online group skills class to support and reinforce Independent Living Skills.


Mental Health Support

Individuals come together to share stories and experiences about their lives and discuss common issues such as depressed mood, anxiety, and compulsive thoughts to improve one’s overall quality of life and increase community participation.


Social and Recreation

The Els for Autism team offers several social groups for adults with autism, including The Spoken Wheel Society, a social group for adults with autism led by an adult with autism, and the Adult Connection Club, an online group providing opportunities for individuals to interact with peers in a safe and supportive environment using video conferencing technology while practicing communication and social skills.

With the goal to promote social interaction and a healthy lifestyle, adult Recreation Programs are offered in golf, tennis, yoga, theater, music, chorus, and art.

Make a Lasting Impact

Are you ready to contribute? Contact the Els for Autism team with your inquiry for naming opportunities or in-kind donations.


“The Adult Services building is a place where adults can explore different careers, make friends, and engage with the community.”

Liezl Els

Co-Founder, Els for Autism

“Shaun loves participating in the Els for Autism Adult Day Training Program. He loves the staff there and enjoys learning about music, practicing drums, and yoga, which helps him focus a bit more. He enjoys having a routine and going to the campus. He knows everyone there, so he feels at home.”


Parent of Adult Day Training
Program Participant

“We have been beyond blessed in so many ways by the Els for Autism Foundation programs. Jack’s favorite part of this program was being with his peers.  Overall, the Adult Day Training program gave our family structure, joy, laughter, peace, hope & the feeling that we ALL mattered.”


Parent of Adult Day Training
Program Participant

The Building

The Stoops Family Foundation Adult Services officially opens Tuesday, August 29, 2023.

Our Stoops Family Adult Services Building Partners:

DeLuca                  Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation – Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County