“Years from now people may remember me as a golfer and a major champion. But I’d like also to be remembered as somebody who took the issue of Autism and did something with it.” 
- Ernie Els
Ernie Els #GameOn Autism ®

Welcome to Els for Autism, South Africa

Coaching of caregivers or parents using evidence based practice methods when working with a child on the autism spectrum.

Els for Autism | South Africa believes that every child with autism can learn and deserves access to effective education. We recognize that every parent and family member plays an important role in helping their child reach their fullest potential. This is done by offering families comprehensive guidance on how to use best practices in education and autism intervention to teach their child.

Raising the awareness and promoting the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Autism spectrum disorder.

What we do

Caregiver coaching

Prevocational Skills

Access to resources

Teacher training

Ernie Els #Gameon Autism®

Sibling support groups

Parent support groups

Ernie Els Charities SA Series 2024

14 March 2024The Els Club Copperleaf
5 April 2024Stellenbosch Golf Club
25 April 2024Dainfern Golf Estate
3 May 2024Bloemfontein Golf Club
31 May 2024Prince’s Grant Golf Estate
20 JulySkukuza Golf Club

Series Sponsor

Our Sponsors


Els for Autism is a game-changing resource, delivering and facilitating programs that are leading examples of what can be available to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

We are committed to better understanding the aspirations of people with autism spectrum disorder and helping them to fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives, through:
  • Understanding the nature of ASD and facilitating the development and delivery of treatment therapies, educational programs, training programs, and recreational programs as well as independent living programs
  • Ensuring the development of global outreach that will facilitate the sharing of best practices and programs
  • Raising awareness and promoting the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with ASD.