(March, 11, 2014) - Pro Golfer Ernie Els is helping change the lives of those with autism with the groundbreaking of his "Els Center for Excellence" in Jupiter, Florida. The $30 million facility is scheduled to be completed in 2015 and will provide educational programs for 300 kids aged 3 to 21.
You can learn more about the program at Ernie Els's website "Els For Autism" here.
Golfer Ernie Els, whose 5-year-old son has been diagnosed with with autism, showed up on Professional Golf Association Tour this week with an "Autism Speaks" logo on his golf bag and a message he wanted to get out. Els and his wife coped with his son's diagnosis privately for a number of years, but he is now preparing to raise money and awareness for autism..
Autism Speaks' multi-year Ad Council public service advertising campaign stresses the importance of recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking early intervention services. The multi-media campaign, which includes television, radio, print and internet advertising, aims to motivate parents and caregivers of children aged 0-6 to learn the signs of autism
See examples of the television ads below.
"Maybe" - Eye Contact