From Cape Town to Canada, the world’s most renowned leaders on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will gather for the Autism Innovations and Global Impact Conference: The State of the Science.
This groundbreaking event will take place at The Els Center of Excellence on April 28 and 29 in Jupiter, Florida. The Centre’s location is 18370 Limestone Creek Rd, Jupiter, FL.
Experts on autism
More than 200 professionals are expected to attend the event. They will hear experts on autism from renowned university programs at Weil Cornell, Miami Children’s Hospital, George Washington University, New York University, the University of Cape Town and more.
The Shanken Family Foundation is underwriting the conference. The Foundation’s chairman, Marvin R Shanken, helped found the Els for Autism Foundation with Ernie and Liezl Els.
Last year, the Foundation opened the lower school, where 128 students with autism have enrolled. The upper school is currently under construction. It will increase enrollment to upwards of 300 children with ASD.
Ernie Els, the PGA Tour golfer, and his wife Liezl established the Els for Autism Foundation in 2009. This was shortly after their son Ben was diagnosed with autism. The Foundation’s overarching mission is to help people on the autism spectrum fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.
Els for Autism has offices in the US, Canada, South Africa and the UK.
The Shanken Family Foundation has also underwritten the cost of all continuing education credits offered from the American Speech and Hearing Association, Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Florida Psychological Association and the National Board for Certified Counselors.
The cost for the two-day global conference is $425. For more details and registration go to: www.elsforautismglobalconf.org