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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Individuals with autism need support in the areas of social skills, communication skills, motor skills, and behavioral regulations.

The science and research on autism has proven that there are effective interventions that can effectively help people with  ASD. Early intervention has proven key to successful outcomes, and most individuals on the autism spectrum will need some type of support and intervention for their entire lives.

When you purchase a wishlist item, you are helping a person on the spectrum receive the high-quality, specially designed interventions and support they need to live a positive, productive life.

 

ADULT SERVICES

Els for Autism counseling services are specifically designed to address issues with depressive symptoms, anxiety, social isolation, and other co-morbid diagnoses. The main focus is to improve one’s overall quality of life and increase community participation.

Donate to Adult Services

 

RECREATION SERVICES

Exercise has proven to be an effective intervention for autism because it supports motor function development and improvement, increases activity and participation which improves social skills, and helps reduce nonfunctional repetitive behaviors (Sowa & Meulenbroek, 2012; Yanardag & Aras 2012).

Participating in a group class can increase self worth and confidence while providing new opportunities to develop relationships.

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REACH & TEACH PROGRAMS

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Exploration of music and dance can facilitate personal growth for people on the spectrum in many areas, including gross and fine motor skills, speech, and language through song, memory and mental agility, social skills, confidence, and self-expression.

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THERAPY SERVICES

Research has demonstrated that early intervention can improve social, cognitive, language and academic outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Donate to Therapy Services

 

Els for Autism Foundation reserves the right to substitute comparable items for those described.