Archive for the ‘Local Resources’ Category

  • From the Publisher – Winter 2017 Spectrums Magazine

    Dec 2, 17 • 785 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on From the Publisher – Winter 2017 Spectrums Magazine

    Spectrums Magazine Winter 2017 issue features include: 12 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer • Autism is Agape (Love) • An Expedition to Entrepreneurship • Before and After School Activities • Specialty Athletic Training • #UsToo – You Are Not Alone...

  • 12 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer

    Dec 2, 17 • 1119 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on 12 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer

    12 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer – We All Have Gifts to Give — By Karen Krejcha –  The holiday season is a time for giving, sharing and spreading holiday joy. As the classic Andy Williams song goes, It’s the most wonderful time of the...

  • Some Good News and Some Bad News

    Dec 1, 17 • 857 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Some Good News and Some Bad News

    Dear Spectrums Magazine readers and Autism Empowerment friends, We have some good news and some bad news. –   The bad news. This is the last new issue of Spectrums Magazine that you will ever see published and distributed from Autism Empowerment....

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    Luke’s Journey Autism Fund Grant Application Now Open

    Dec 1, 17 • 835 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Luke’s Journey Autism Fund Grant Application Now Open

    Luke’s Journey Autism Fund helps Families Grant application deadline is 12/31/2017   By Karen Krejcha   Luke’s Journey Autism Fund is now accepting grant applications through December 31st, 2017. Luke’s Journey Autism Fund was named for and...

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    Autism is Agape (Love) film – Looking through the lens of acceptance

    Dec 1, 17 • 760 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Autism is Agape (Love) film – Looking through the lens of acceptance

    Autism is Agape – Looking through the lens of acceptance – By Karen Krejcha –   Local teenage filmmaker, Imani Chapin, has two younger brothers on the autism spectrum. She loves them immensely and advocates for their acceptance....

  • Stephen’s Place provides Positive Living Solutions and Community

    Jul 12, 17 • 1389 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Stephen’s Place provides Positive Living Solutions and Community

    Stephen’s Place – Family, Community, Home – A genuine community to call home in Vancouver, Washington – By John Krejcha – When first entering through the double doors at Stephen’s Place, visitors are met with an inviting reception...

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    Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us?

    Jul 7, 17 • 1185 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us?

    Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us? By John Elder Robison   One of the greatest divisions in the autism community is between seekers of a cure, and opponents.  Someone new to the autism community could easily be forgiven for...

  • Passion Projects

    Jul 5, 17 • 1083 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Passion Projects

    Passion Projects – How to Engage Your Child This Summer By Aaron Blackwelder   As school begins to wind down, my wife and I (like many parents) scramble to figure out how to keep our boys engaged in learning over summer rather than allow them to...

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    Human Trafficking – Protecting our Most Vulnerable

    Jul 1, 17 • 1858 Views • Local Resources, Newsroom1 Comment

    Human Trafficking – Protecting our Most Vulnerable from the Unfathomable by Tara O’Gorman, MSW – Michael is a 15-year old teenager in southwest Washington.  He loves reading, anime, and online gaming, typical of many teenagers.  Michael...

  • From the Publisher – Spectrums Magazine Summer 2017

    Jun 29, 17 • 831 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on From the Publisher – Spectrums Magazine Summer 2017

    Spectrums Magazine Summer 2017 issue features include: Passion Projects • Stephen’s Place • Creating Visuals Instantly for Unpredictable Activities • Division in the Autism Community • 7 Sensory Friendly Summer Activities • Human Trafficking...

  • A Journey of Music and Magic

    Apr 23, 17 • 1606 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on A Journey of Music and Magic

    A Journey of Music and Magic – The Joel Suzuki Series and a launch of the Wavemaker Order By Karen Krejcha Since the time we last interviewed Brian Tashima in our Winter 2016 issue, a lot has been going on for the Vancouver, WA-based author and...

  • From The Publisher – Spectrums Magazine – Spring 2017

    Apr 22, 17 • 799 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on From The Publisher – Spectrums Magazine – Spring 2017

    Spectrums Magazine Spring 2017 issue features include:  A Journey of Music & Magic • The Big Deal about Small Talk • Autism Does Not Define Me • Consumer Advocacy in Autism Research • Swindells Resource Center • Choose Your Battles •...

  • A Literary Hero for All Abilities – Joel Suzuki

    Jan 28, 17 • 1551 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on A Literary Hero for All Abilities – Joel Suzuki

    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...

  • Introduction to State Disability Services

    Jan 22, 17 • 1748 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Introduction to State Disability Services

    Introduction to State Disability Services By John Krejcha – It does not matter if you call Oregon or Washington home, both states have funding streams in place to help support youth, adults and families impacted by Intellectual and Developmental...

  • Dear Spectrums Readers – A Special Financial Appeal

    Dec 22, 16 • 1200 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Dear Spectrums Readers – A Special Financial Appeal

    Dear Spectrums Readers – A Special Financial Appeal – We need your help! Our Winter issue was our largest issue to date with 48 pages, 10,000 copies and distribution to over 360 drop-off spots in seven Oregon and Washington counties. It is...