Golfer Ernie Els opens school for children with autism

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JUPITER, Fla -- Autism is something golfer Ernie Els and millions of other parents deal with every day.

His autistic son, Ben, is now 12 years old.

But when he was diagnosed, Els says it was difficult to find good information for parents and good education programs for kids.

Over eight years, the Els family has raised over $30 million.

That has led to the Els Center of Excellence in Florida.

It's a 26-acre campus for autistic children, with classrooms designed to fit their needs.

That includes putting windows high enough so students can only see out of them when they're sitting.  That is to help with focus and concentration.

Parents will be allowed to watch classes, and rooms are soundproofed to keep distractions to a minimum.

115 kids arrived at the campus when it opened on Monday.



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