Autism and Scouting Radio

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Autism and Scouting Radio is a program of the non-profit organization, Autism Empowerment. We seek to support scouts on the autism spectrum by providing adult training, caregiver support and to share inspirational scouting stories.

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Today we welcome Aaron Krause to Autism and Scouting Radio. Aaron is a new Eagle Scout, recent high school graduate and college student who regularly advocates for himself and for others on the autism spectrum. His Eagle Project was a video called "All Are Welcome" which was produced to help others know that all abilities are welcome in the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA. This video was shown at the Urban Autism Summit and during the opening for the International Summit on Disability Employment held in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2014. We will be talking about Aaron's journey within scouting. Aaron started as a Tiger Cub Scout and continued for many years in the program, earning his Arrow of Light and later transitioning into Boy Scouts. We will also be asking Aaron abut his self-advocacy work. Aaron is a big believer in promoting autism acceptance and empowerment. He has testified at the Wisconsin state Capitol on a variety of autism-related issues including insurance reform, scholarships and school vouchers. He has also been interviewed on radio and TV. One of Aaron's life goals is to continue learning about autism and to spread Autism Acceptance wherever he goes. Tune in for a great show with a fine young man!
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Autism Empowerment's Autism and Scouting program had a banner year in helping scouts who are on the Autism Spectrum, their caregivers and the leaders who lead them. We will take a look back at 2012 to see how we helped in the... more

Tiger Cub Ryan is back and better than ever. Ryan who is six years old and just started Cub Scouts this past June now has six months of scouting under this belt. Ryan would like to talk about his uniform and all of the awards he has gotten so... more

We will be joined by Dawn Cromwell a Boy Scout leader from Denver area. She has recently been to Woodbadge, the BSA's advanced training course for adult leaders. To finish the training, each adult has to complete what are called... more

Autism and Scouting is pleased to bring back our Inspiration from the Spectrum series with a brand new Eagle Scout, Joey. Overcoming challenges both within his Troop and within himself, he has beat the odds and joins a very... more

We are honored ot have back on the show Tony Mei who the BSA National Chair for Speical Needs. Today, Tony and I will be talking about Scout extensions and the ISAP (Individualized Scouting Advancement Plan) which is simular to... more

We are going to visit a story about about a mom talking to a Cub Scout Pack about her scout who has Autism. Shannon Spikler, who writes a blog, www.sewsweetcottage.blogspot.com where she talks about other things relationg... more

One of the biggest transitions within Boy Scouts is when a scout moves from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. Transitions are one of those things that scouts on the Autism Spectrum tend to have challenges with. Karen Mansfield of Denver area... more

Next in the Inspiration From the Spectrum collection. We will be joined by Girl Scout Cadette Mary Grace and her Mom. We will be talking to Mary Grace why she likes Girl Scouts, some of the fun things she has done and what her... more

In eight short months the BSA will be holding its 2013 Scout Jamboree. This year for the first time, Autism will be a featured part of the disAbility Awareness Challenge. Scouts and Ledaders will have a chance to come and see what it like... more

Autism Empowerment will be doing three training classes as the Cascade Pacific Council's Program and Training Conference on Saturday, November 3rd. We will be report back on how the training went. Last year, Autism Empowerment... more

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