Proud to Support Series
FFH has been a proud partner with Els for Autism Foundation since 2015.
The Els for Autism Foundation was established in 2009 by Ernie and Liezl Els to focus on the issue of autism. The Els son Ben is profoundly impacted by the disorder which affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S. For the last four years the world class pro golfer and his wife have devoted their efforts to a catalytic philanthropic project – The Els Center of Excellence. The first of its kind Center will focus on a digital e- learning platform that gives children on the spectrum around the world access to best practices in education and therapy. It will also help connect the international autism community with best practices and the very latest information and research. The 26 acre facility will also have an on-site education for 300 students ages 3-21, medical and professional services, research, transition to adulthood, adult living and on-site job training. The Foundation has launched a capital campaign to raise $30 million to finance the facility; the Els’ have committed $6 million of their own money.
Els for Autism is committed to helping people on the autism spectrum fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives, through:
- Facilitating the development and delivery of treatment therapies, educational programs, training programs, and sports programs as well as residential and independent living programs.
- The development of global outreach programs that will facilitate the sharing of best practices and programs with the global autism community and beyond.
- Understanding the nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder, raising awareness, and promoting the value, acceptance and inclusion of people on the spectrum.
Please visit www.elsforautism.com for more information about Els Foundation for Autism and the source information for this page.