Autism Empowerment publishes Fall 2016 Spectrums Magazine

Home/Spectrums Magazine/Autism Empowerment publishes Fall 2016 Spectrums Magazine

Autism Empowerment publishes Fall 2016 Spectrums Magazine

Features include: Autism “Rocks” – Pokemon Go Trainers Catch Autism Acceptance – Bullying Prevention – Helping Teachers Understand Your Child – Awetism We Embrace – Letting Go of “Normal” – Voting – Employment and more!

Autism Empowerment is pleased to announce that the Fall 2016 print issue of Spectrums Magazine has now arrived and is currently in the process of being distributed in the Southwest Washington and Portland metro area. If you would like to read the current copy online, you may do so for free! 

Karen_Krejchaheadshot

One challenge of being the publisher of Spectrums Magazine is trying to find the right balance of articles that will serve the needs of our diverse audience. How in 40 pages do we effectively educate, empower and inspire youth and adults on the autism spectrum, including their parents, family, and friends? How do we meaningfully reach educators, medical practitioners, providers and professionals who regularly serve the autism community?

When Spectrums Magazine became a program of Autism Empowerment in April 2016, we were excited to take on the challenge. As a 5-year-old grassroots nonprofit organization planning to expand nationwide, Board Members wondered if we could afford the cost and time to produce Spectrums? Would donors, funders, and sponsors support us? Would we be able to employ staff from within the autism community?

Financial concerns aside, the founders and Board of Directors at Autism Empowerment knew we had to take the risk. A positive publication that draws upon the strengths of the autism community serves as a vehicle for social change. Although we’re on a learning curve, messages of support received after the Summer 2016 issue launched assured us we were on a positive track.

Our Autumn issue showcases a diverse blend of advocacy, education, recreation and perspective pieces. With kids back in school, we share strategies for building bonds among students, teachers, and parents. We cover October’s Bullying Prevention Month and Disability Employment Awareness Month. One of my favorite pieces is a delightful interview with a local teen whose quest is to spread autism acceptance worldwide through Autism “Rocks”.

We believe that all people in the autism community deserve a life free of stigma and full of opportunity for education, employment, relationships and personal growth. We invite you to join us as we positively change the world. Thank you for your support!
Karensigfirst

 

 

 

Karen Krejcha
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Autism Empowerment
Editor: Spectrums Magazine

(You can also find this article on page 4 of the Fall 2016 issue of Spectrums Magazine.)

2016-11-07T00:03:26+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Spectrums Magazine|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Ellen MacAlester September 20, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Karen,

    I am trying to read the publication on line but do not seem to be able to do this. How do I do this? I am also interested in finding out if you have any plans to branch out to the East Coast? I live in Maryland and am very active through the scouting community with individuals on the spectrum as well as multiple family members on the spectrum.

    Ellen

  2. Karen at Autism Empowerment September 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Ellen. I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble reading the publication online. We use a service called Issuu for online reading.

    Please try this link and let me know if there are any problems.

    http://issuu.com/autismempowerment/docs/spectrums_fall2016_web/1?e=25268185/38929153

    We would really like to branch out to the East Coast. I see that possibility has happening in a few years but not immediately due to lack of available resources. In the meantime, we will continue publishing content online through various channels (writing, podcast, YouTube) and will be expanding this in the next year to reach a wider audience. Thanks!

Comments are closed.