Posts Tagged ‘Autism Empowerment’

  • A Journey of Music and Magic

    Apr 23, 17 • 451 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomNo Comments

    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...

  • Dear Spectrums Readers – A Special Financial Appeal

    Dec 22, 16 • 524 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomNo Comments

    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...

  • AWEtism We Embrace Support Group

    Sep 26, 16 • 1330 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomNo Comments

    By Shasti McLaughlin – A new kind of autism support group respecting the diversity of the human spectrum relaunched in Portland, Oregon in September 2016 and it’s free to attend! AWEtism We Embrace (AWE) is a facilitated support group for...

  • Luke’s Ride raises Therapy Funds for Local Families

    Jun 15, 16 • 921 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Luke’s Ride raises Therapy Funds for Local Families

    Raising Funds for Therapy through Luke’s Ride 2016 – Luke’s Journey Fund to award grants to local families.– By Karen Krejcha – Families in the autism community face a daunting task when it comes to choosing therapy to help their...

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    Social Groups for Tweens and Teens

    Jun 14, 16 • 1109 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Social Groups for Tweens and Teens

    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 • 1428 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Mighty Mitch

    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...

  • Passing the torch…

    Jun 8, 16 • 621 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Passing the torch…

    It’s often hardest to let go of the things we are most proud of. In 2012, when I had the murmurings of  ideas for a niche magazine specifically for the autism community, I’d barely wrapped my head around what autism even was. I spent nine months booking...

  • Dear Spectrums Magazine Readers

    Jun 8, 16 • 850 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Dear Spectrums Magazine Readers

    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 • 719 Views • NewsroomComments Off on From The Publisher – Spectrums Magazine

    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...