Speaker shares story of how horses helped heal autistic son

To launch festivities for its annual two-day fundraising event, the Training, Education & Research Institute (TERI) will welcome Rupert Isaacson, author, producer and star of the Sundance acclaimed film “The Horse Boy,” at a reception at 5 p.m. April 11 at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, 5827 Via de la Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe. The related golf tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. April 12.

At the reception, Isaacson will share his family’s journey of spiritual discovery during their trek on horseback through Mongolia, and their story of how a horse helped heal his autistic son.

The reception will also feature five live auction items with Bill Menish as emcee/auctioneer for the evening. The golf tournament will consist of a 144-player, One Better Ball format, with lunch provided by Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill.

Tickets for the reception are $100 per person; the golf tournament and reception is $375 per player or $1,400 per foursome.

TERI is a private, nonprofit agency serving the needs of children and adults with autism and other developmental and learning disabilities, and their families.