Posts Tagged ‘Aspergers’

  • A Literary Hero for All Abilities – Joel Suzuki

    Jan 28, 17 • 427 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomNo Comments

    A Literary Hero for All Abilities  by Karen Krejcha – Readers who stay current on books featuring fictional characters on the autism spectrum may already be familiar with Brian Tashima’s The Spectraland Saga (now the Joel Suzuki series), a science...

  • Martial Arts and Autism

    Jan 23, 17 • 734 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Martial Arts and Autism – Lessons for Life By John Krejcha – On any given day or evening in the Portland metro area, one can find youth and adults of all ages and abilities participating in some form of martial arts. While there are several hundred...

  • Blackbelts for Butterflies – Jiu-Jitsu for Autism

    Dec 14, 16 • 509 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Blackbelts for Butterflies – Jiu-Jitsu for Autism Dedicated to Dylan Hockley, a beautiful butterfly  By John Krejcha “Know that your actions cannot be hoarded, saved for later, or used selectively. By your hand, millions—billions—of lives will be...

  • Pokémon Go has done a lot of Great Things for My Family

    Oct 16, 16 • 236 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Pokémon Go has done a lot of great things for my family Stories from the Spectrum – By Zachary Parrott – For those of you who are unaware, Pokémon Go is a popular free app for iOS and Android devices that first came out in July 2016. It is a...

  • Letting Go of Normal

    Oct 15, 16 • 233 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Letting Go of “Normal” – The Journey to Diagnosis is a Winding Road  By Heather Parrott – Zachary was born by emergency cesarean section on a cold February night. His birth was one I don’t share with first-time moms because it was...

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    National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 1, 16 • 136 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Inclusion Works By Karen Krejcha Finding and keeping meaningful employment is fundamental to a person’s quality of life. Although the paycheck is nice, a job or career also offers the opportunity for...

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    Bridging the Gap to Help Teachers Get to Know Your Child

    Sep 25, 16 • 494 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    by Tara O’Gorman, MSW – As the start to the new school year approaches, those familiar feelings begin to creep up.  For parents of children on the autism spectrum, there are mixed feelings of fear, anxiety, dread, excitement, and hope.  If the...

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    Grandparents and Autism: Bridging the Generation Gap

    Sep 21, 16 • 446 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Bridging the Generation Gap: Grandparents and Autism by Shannon Flynn – As much as you love them, it can sometimes be difficult to relate to your grandchildren. It can be even more difficult if your grandchild has autism. However, grandparents play an...

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    Social Groups for Tweens and Teens

    Jun 14, 16 • 872 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Giving Kids A Place to Connect – Social Groups for Tweens and Teens by Tara O’Gorman, MSW – I never saw myself as a person who would run a social group for tweens and teens on the autism spectrum. On the contrary, for many years I was more...

  • Mighty Mitch

    Jun 11, 16 • 1282 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Mighty Mitch by Carrie Thatcher – The opening notes of Pomp and Circumstance began to blare through the crowded auditorium. Tears coursed down my cheeks. Among the stream of students in blue graduation caps and gowns was Mitch. Only a handful of us in...

  • Dads Need Support, Too

    Jun 10, 16 • 1284 Views • Local Resources, Newsroom4 Comments

    Dads helping Dads – Finding resources and programs for men  by John Krejcha – When it comes to autism-related parenting resources, there are many blogs, books, support groups, websites and forums dedicated toward moms. Parenting resources in...

  • Dear Spectrums Magazine Readers

    Jun 8, 16 • 707 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomNo Comments

    This is a copy of the welcome letter from Editor, Karen Krejcha that was published on pages 6 and 7 in the Summer 2016 issue of Spectrums Magazine. In April 2016, Spectrums Magazine was acquired by Autism Empowerment and became a nonprofit program of the...

  • From The Publisher – Spectrums Magazine

    Jun 8, 16 • 600 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Notes From the Publisher – June 2016 It was September 16th, 2012 when I received an email from Courtney Freitag introducing herself. She was planning to launch a magazine dedicated to those on the autism spectrum in the Portland metro area. She was...

  • Washington researcher helps shape character with autism

    Feb 10, 16 • 860 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Washington researcher helps shape character with autism

    By Jeffrey Rindskopf Julia is a joyful young girl who enjoys singing and playing with her friends Elmo and Abby. She is also sensitive to certain noises and flaps her hands in the air when she is excited. Julia has autism. As the latest creation from Sesame...

  • Faith and inclusivity (Part 1)

    Sep 16, 15 • 1275 Views • Newsroom1 Comment

    By Kristina Marie This is Part 1 of a 2-part series. Read Part 2 here. For families who experience a disability, finding a place of faith for the whole family to worship, learn about God and connect with others can be daunting. Trying a new church often means...