Welcome to the Autism and Scouting Program
The Scouting movement is a movement that aims to support youth and young adults in their physical, mental and spiritual development. Scouting takes many forms throughout the United States and worldwide. Some programs are geared towards boys, some are geared toward girls and some include both genders. Scouting helps youth learn important life skills and often has a focus on survival skills and the outdoors. It can also continue throughout adulthood in the form of scouting leadership and volunteer work.
Autism Empowerment believes that Scouting offers many positive benefits for youth on the autism spectrum, including the opportunity for achievement, travel, and learning valuable life skills. There are many kinds of scouting programs worldwide. Our Autism and Scouting Program complements and supports existing programs within scouting organizations. We do this by providing training for leaders and volunteers and by offering the opportunity for scouters, their families and leaders to share accomplishments and find support with other scouters and families throughout the world who have a connection with autism. Our program serves youth and adults on the autism spectrum, their families and leaders.
Autism and Scouting Mission
The Scouting experience introduces, enhances and reinforces life skills, social skills, character-building and leadership skills that scouts will take with them for the rest of their lives.
Scouts have a chance to give to others by showing what they can do. In turn, they inspire other scouts and leaders to become better themselves.
We also invite you to read the Autism Empowerment Mission Statement.
Autism and Scouting Vision
The Autism Empowerment Vision Statement.
History of the Autism and Scouting Program
Disclaimer: Autism Empowerment is not affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scouts of America or any scouting organization. We are happy to provide training and leadership volunteer services for scouting organizations upon request. Autism Empowerment always holds a policy of non-discrimination and acceptance.