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PROGRAMS

Increasing opportunities for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the primary goal of The Autism Project of Palm Beach County (APPBC). It’s a fundraising arm for several programs, including The Learning Center at The Els Center of Excellence— a charter school for students age 3-14 with ASD. The focus is on an academic schedule with heavy socialization. In 2009 the son of Ernie Els, who has ASD, was enrolled in the charter school. Els formed a foundation and is building a $35 million facility in Jupiter. The Learning Center opened the highschool in 2016, The Learning Academy to serve 300 students combined. Other APPBC programs include foodies 4 Autism an Adult Program),