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Ernie Els

March 09, 2008

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..

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Professional Golfer Els to Bring Awareness to Son's 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.

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