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Although April 2nd is World Autism Awareness day and April is Autism Acceptance month, every day of the year promotes acceptance when you work at Autism Empowerment.
Today's show features Karen & John Krejcha, Autism Empowerment founders talking about their recent Easter Egg Hunt for Acceptance of All Abilities (over 1000 egg hunters turned out), the launch of a special new program called Autism Serves and all the great events that Autism Empowerment will be participating in throughout the month of April 2013.
The four foundational pillars of Autism Empowerment are Accept, Enrich, Inspire and Empower. Autism Empowerment makes life better for those within the Autism & Asperger communities locally, regionally and worldwide.
Welcome to Autism Empowerment Radio! Listen and learn about our non-profit organization and get connected with our worldwide mission! Find out why our four foundational pillars are Accept, Enrich, Inspire and Empower and learn about the programs, services, events and resources we provide to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and Asperger's Syndrome. We believe individuals on the autism spectrum are not a 1 in "X" statistic. Each person is 1 in 1, a unique individual with positive attributes to contribute to society. We serve the 1 in 1, locally in Southwest Washington, regionally, nationally and worldwide.
As April comes to a close and we end Autism Acceptance month for 2014, how as individuals, family members and community members do we continue to facilitate positive change beyond Autism Awareness?
What steps should we take to promote a meaningful call to action for Acceptance both within the Autism and Asperger community and our world at large?
How can we tame some of the infighting among organizations and individuals within the autism community and work together toward a common goal of providing meaningful services, support and resources to help youth and adults on the autism spectrum and their families?
We welcome you to join Autism Empowerment Radio as Autism Empowerment co-founders Karen and John Krejcha share about the activities that Autism Empowerment has been involved with in April and how those activities are sparking meaningful change locally and throughout the nation.
You will learn about our Autism Serves Volunteerism program.
You will learn about Ambassadors for Acceptance of All Abilities.
You will be called to positive action. We all have gifts to give. We all have positive ways we can serve in changing the world for the better and in the process, improving our own life trajectory as well.
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Autism Empowerment Radio is excited to be back on air after our summer hiatus.
Today's show features Autism Empowerment co-founders Karen and John Krejcha talking about the recent relaunch of the new Autism Empowerment website:
Please visit our website (a continual work in progress) and visit our About Me page to get to know our core values and goals.
On the new website are dedicated pages for each Autism Empowerment Radio guest. This will make it easier for podcast listeners to navigate our show library and find topics and guests that are of special interest. We will also be including upcoming shows on our website events calendar and Facebook page.
We'll talk about some of the new features that will be coming to the website as well as the growth plans for Autism Empowerment Radio.
Some of the topics we will cover:
New Resource Directory with star ratings
New Reference Library
Autism and Scouting Program expansion
Autism Empowerment Community Outreach over the past few months... where we've been, where we are now and the bright road ahead!
We are excited to connect with listeners throughout the world. Whether you listen in live or on demand, Autism Empowerment and Autism Empowerment Radio are dedicated to making life better and more meaningful for individuals and families in the Autism and Asperger communities locally, regionally and worldwide.
HAPPY 2nd Anniversary to Autism Empowerment! It was on June 3rd, 2011 that we officially became a nonprofit corporation in the state of Washington. Our 501(c)3 approval came shortly afterwards.
It has been a wonderful learning experience these first two years. Listen in as co-founders, Karen and John Krejcha talk about where Autism Empowerment has been, where they are now and the exciting programs and services being developed for the future.
After a recent Board of Directors meeting, the Autism Empowerment team is incredibly excited with where we are heading and are pleased to make a special announcement.
Autism Empowerment is dedicated to making life better and more meaningful for individuals and families in the Autism and Asperger communities locally, regionally and worldwide. We serve all ages and abilities and promote 4 foundational pillars of positivity: Accept, Enrich, Inspire and Empower.
Our vision is an engaged Autism and Asperger's community that connects individuals, families, educators and care providers with valued resources and with each other. We provide free or low-cost special events, programs, trainings, consulting and support services. Everyone on our Board of Directors is either on the autism spectrum or closely related to someone who is.
We are proactive autism allies seeking to build a better world. COME JOIN US! Listen in today and get involved. We are ALL ambassadors for Autism Acceptance!
EarthLink is committed to offering our time, talent and resources to build strong, connected, thriving communities. We believe that the biggest impact is made when all of us come together in a variety of ways to make a difference, providing a HALO effect for our communities and our customers.
Today Autism Empowerment Radio welcomes two Earthlinkers: Pam O'Connor, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications and Brian Tashima, Pricing Analyst and Autism Empowerment Board Member. We will learn more about EarthLink's Corporate Giving HALO (Helps, Acts, Links and Outreach) and listen to examples of how EarthLink has recently been serving in communities throughout the United States.
EarthLink was a Featured Event sponsor for Autism Empowerment's 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Acceptance of All Abilities on April 19th, 2014. This Acceptance Event which included an egg hunt, family entertainment and cross-disability resource fair served over 1,300 in the Southwest Washington and Portland metro area, including 40 cross-disability agencies and service providers, 180+ volunteers, 5 politicians, 5 service animals.
EarthLink volunteers played a special part in the day's event. Brian Tashima will share with us what it was like to participate in the Ceremonial First Egg Roll.
Earthlink's motto is Anytime, anywhere: EarthLink keeps customers connected and businesses empowered. Our leading-edge managed IT, network and communications services deliver the superior and secure experience our customers value and trust.
To learn more, visit: www.earthlink.net/about/community/ and www.earthlink.net
Autism and Scouting Radio and the Autism and Scouting Program are both part of Autism Empowerment -- a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to providing Acceptance, Enrichment, Inspiration and Empowerment within the autism and Asperger communities locally, regionally and worldwide.
Today Autism and Scouting Radio talks with Autism Empowerment co-founders John and Karen Krejcha to get an update on all the excitement behind the scenes at Autism Empowerment over the past few months.
We'll talk about:
The unveiling of the new Autism Empowerment website
How to plug into new Autism and Scouting training and support resources.
Updates on the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit being released in November 2013.
The new Autism and Scouting Unit Locator.
Reported stories of scouting success over the past few months.
We are very excited about the positive momentum Autism Empowerment and Autism and Scouting are achieving and look forward to sharing this with you.
Tune in today with Karen & John at Autism Empowerment as we share some exciting news about our plans with Autism Empowerment in 2013. (Listen in to the whole show as we have a special announcement!)
We will also be reflecting on 2012, thanking our supporters and sharing many of the highlights of the year including panels, training, special events and the launch of new programs.
Autism Empowerment promotes our four key foundational pillars of Accept, Enrich, Inspire and Empower. We aim to serve individuals and families of all ages and abilities within the Autism and Asperger communities.
Would you like to be a part of positive change in Autism & Asperger Acceptance in 2013? Want to hear about the exciting launch of a brand new program?
Be sure to tune in...
Also... we will be giving special thanks to many of the individuals and organizations that supported us throughout the year! As a non-profit public charity, we can't move forward without your support!
Let's end 2012 with a bang and start 2013 with an even bigger bang!
We have a traditional day for giving thanks. We have three for getting deals. This year, Autism Empowerment invites those within and supporting the autism and Asperger community to come together for good! We invite you to take part in a heartwarming and empowering tradition, Giving Tuesday. #GivingTuesday is a day to promote positive change.
Autism Empowerment is dedicated to making life more meaningful for children, teens, adults and families within the Autism Community worldwide. Based out of Vancouver, WA, our proactive and positive organization is the calling of a Mom on the spectrum parenting two sons with autism and Asperger syndrome. Together with her husband, Autism Empowerment formed as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in June 2011 and has been doing amazing work ever since.
All our work has an accepting, enriching, inspiring and empowering theme. Programs like Autism and Scouting reach thousands worldwide. Special events, trainings and support groups for kids and adults serve families in Washington and nearby Portland metro..
No gloom and doom. Just a vision of hope, acceptance and friendship to those who need it. Mentoring. Volunteering. Compassion for the Greater Good.
On Tuesday December 3, 2013 or whenever you see this, please support Autism Empowerment with a gift. Thanks!
Welcome to Autism Empowerment Radio! This is a rebroadcast of our 1st episode on June 14th, 2012.
Listen and learn about our non-profit organization and get connected with our worldwide mission! Find out why our four foundational pillars are Accept, Enrich, Inspire and Empower and learn about the programs, services, events and resources we provide to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and Aspergers Syndrome.
We believe individuals on the autism spectrum are not a 1 in "X" statistic. Each person is 1 in 1, a unique and amazing individual with positive attributes to contribute to society. We serve the 1 in 1, locally in Southwest Washington, regionally, nationally and worldwide.
Come connect with us and let's change the world for the better one day at a time!
You are in for a musical treat as we welcome back Colin Brennan, a delightful and talented 10 year old singing sensation on the autism spectrum from Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Colin is joined by Gordon, his very supportive and loving dad. They will be talking with Karen at Autism Empowerment Radio about a number of exciting events that have happened in Colin's life since our last interview in September 2012. Colin was one of just 14 performing artists around the globe chosen to perform in New York City last October for the McCarton Foundation's annual Genius of Autism Event.
He was also recently chosen to play the part of Andrew in Pigment, a musical by Stephen Geddes. Very exciting!
Colin does not let Autism define him but he does think it gives him some pretty cool superpowers! He could sing before he could talk!
Check out Colin's story at YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/gurdy44
Follow him at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colin-Brennan-Music/159123847466775
Listen to his own radio show: Colin Brennan Music - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colin-brennan-music
Colin and Gordon are also big supporters of philanthrophy and have pledged a copy of Colin's latest CD to any Autism Empowerment Radio listener who makes a tax-deductible donation to Autism Empowerment. They'll even ship the CD so 100% of your donation directly supports the programs and services that our non-profit provides.
Karen and John wish Autism Empowerment Radio listeners a Happy Halloween and share special tricks they use to make Halloween a treat for kids and adults on the autism spectrum and/or with sensory challenges.
Parents of a son with Asperger Syndrome and a son with autism, they share Halloween trick-or-treating successes, challenges and humor. Tune in for a fun and positive episode!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Autism Empowerment - Accept, Enrich, Inspire, Empower.