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Golfer Ernie Els Breaks Ground on "Els Center for Excellence" for Children with Autism

March 11, 2014

(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.

Professional Golfer Els to Bring Awareness to Son's Autism

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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Learn the Signs - Ad Council Campaign

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