Autism Empowerment is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization devoted to enriching and empowering the lives of children, teens, adults and families within the Autism and Asperger communities.
The vision we work toward is an inclusive society that accepts and respects all youth and adults on the autism spectrum and empowers each person to reach his or her highest potential. We offer innovative and inspiring programs, training and services and opportunities for leadership and volunteerism for those within and supporting the Autism and Asperger community.
We serve all ages and abilities and each of our programs and services promote Four Foundational Pillars of Positivity:
Accept – Enrich – Inspire – Empower
We appreciate you taking the time to visit the Autism Empowerment website. We are a positive organization that focuses on individual, family and community education, outreach and support.
Everyone on our Board of Directors is on the autism spectrum or closely related to someone who is. As proactive autism allies, we believe each one of us is an Ambassador for Acceptance of All Abilities in our home, in our family, in our community and in the world.
Our physical office is located in Vancouver, WA. Most of our local outreach is currently facilitated in the Southwest Washington and Portland metro area, however a number of our programs such as Autism and Scouting, Autism Empowerment Radio, Autism Serves and our Social Media Program have an online and/or media component and serve youth, adults and families regionally, nationally and worldwide.
You will find us collaborating with and supporting other autism and cross-disability related organizations around the world. We also work with organizations that are not autism related because we believe it is important for every person to understand the strengths and challenges that may accompany an individual on the autism spectrum.
We invite you to learn more about our Mission & Vision as well as our Core Values, Beliefs and Goals. We strongly believe in creating an Autism Empowerment community where all people on the autism spectrum and those supporting them feel welcome. All ages, all abilities. All cultures, all socio-economic classes. All are accepted and welcome here.