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We are Grateful: Our Employer Partners

Employment is necessary for individuals with autism to have a sense of independence, become part of their community, and share their strengths and talents. In addition to earning an income and gaining independence, Els for Autism Foundation supports businesses in the recruitment and onsite training of qualified and talented individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. “At Ibis, we have always been an inclusive and diverse organization, and having individuals on the spectrum has been absolutely positive for not only the individual, but also the staff, and the entire club,” said Stephen LoGiudice, Chief Operating Officer, The Club at Ibis. “Seeing these young adults come to work with a smile on their face and seeing their sense of accomplishment once they get the task down, in some cases, they become our best employee. It has been really rewarding for everyone.”

Individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities tend to excel in the areas of attendance, punctuality, job tenure, and adherence to policies and procedures. “For about the last six or seven years we have been involved with The Els Center of Excellence,” said Ryan Munder, Chairman/Owner, Next Level Distribution. “We have employed people with autism, and it has been an amazing journey. It is the greatest win-win situation where there is a tight labor pool. The Center has made it easy to hire people and we are providing employment opportunities to people who have had a hard time finding a job. They happen to be some of our best employees.”

If your business would like to partner with Els for Autism, it would be supported in the hiring of employees with autism and other developmental disabilities whose talents align with your business goals.

To learn more about becoming an employer partner, visit