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The Els for Autism Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Autism Innovations and Global Impact Conference on March 23-24, 2023. 

The conference will take place at The Els Center of Excellence® campus at 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, Florida 33458. It will focus on demonstrating how recreation can be used as a platform for other therapeutic interventions, proven to be critically important for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders. Topics covered will include recreation activities and experiences in the areas of:

  • Arts
  • Leisure
  • Healthy Living
  • Well-being
  • Sports
  • Fitness

These activities and experiences produce emotions of achievement and enjoyment and promote inclusion, self-confidence, and increased quality of life.

Guest speakers at the event will include leaders in recreation programs and services, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum. The conference will provide tools and best practices for organizations, providers, and practitioners.

For more information about the conference including the detailed schedule, speaker bios, and early bird registration, go to: Conference participants can also register to participate in the Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Run/Walk on March 25 at a discounted rate.

About Els for Autism
Els for Autism Foundation was established in 2009 by Liezl Els, Ernie Els, and Marvin R. Shanken. The Els’ son, Ben, is impacted by autism spectrum disorder, which affects 1 in 44 children in the U.S. The Foundation offers innovative, evidence-based programs for families and individuals across the life-span in six focus areas: Education, Research, Global Support, Recreation Services, Adult Services and Therapy Services. The Els for Autism Foundation serves families around the world, and also offers in-person programs and services at The Els Center of Excellence® in Jupiter, Florida. For more information on Els for Autism, visit the website: