Founded by Karen and John Krejcha in Vancouver, WA in June 2011, Autism Empowerment is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes a culture of acceptance, enrichment, inspiration and empowerment for youth and adults on the autism spectrum and their families.
Wherever someone may identify in their autism or autistic journey, Autism Empowerment is there to meet them along the way, supporting challenges and embracing strengths. One of the founding beliefs and missions of Autism Empowerment is to recognize and shine a light on each person’s gifts and talents.
Autism Empowerment incorporates this mission into their own structure and everyday work, which encourages and empowers people to find service opportunities and achieve their highest potential both in and out of the organization. Every member of the Board of Directors is either on the autism spectrum or has family members on the spectrum. The organization stresses, “It is essential that people identifying as autistic be given a meaningful voice in the conversation throughout all facets of program, support and service development.”
Equipped with this unique perspective and its strong community of leaders, Autism Empowerment offers a variety of services and support. Key programs include: Spectrum Life Magazine (print, audio and video content) and the Autism Empowerment Podcast.
Their Autism Serves Kids Care Club volunteerism program allows youth and families to volunteer in partnership with local nonprofits, combining service learning with hands-on activity. The club even received an award as one of the Top 10 volunteer Kids Clubs in the country from Points of Light Foundation and GenerationOn. We’re excited to partner with a nonprofit that recognizes and helps people reach their highest potential.
Since its founding, Autism Empowerment has been volunteer-based. To volunteer with and support their commitment to supporting people on the autism spectrum and organizations around the nation, visit their website, AutismEmpowerment.org. To read their magazine, Spectrum Life which includes all current and past issues for free, see their sister website at SpectrumLife.org. Listen to their podcast at www.AutismEmpowermentPodcast.org.
For other ways to give or get involved, visit: https://www.autismempowerment.org/get-involved/ways-give/
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February: Fish of Vancouver
March: Columbia Springs
April: Autism Empowerment
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August: The Children's Center
September: Family Promise of Clark County
October: Pink Lemonade Project
November: Southwest Washington Humane Society
December: National Alliance on Mental Illness