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

Autism and Scouting is dedicated to making life better and more meaningful for Scouts and families in the Autism and Asperger communities locally, nationally and worldwide. We are a program of Autism Empowerment. We serve all ages and abilities and promote Four Foundational Pillars of Positivity:



Most scouting organizations accept those of different abilities and have special accommodations to help scouts be successful. An inclusive environment designed to promote success is promoted.


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.



Scouting empowers scouts to use the skills and friendships they develop to be prepared for wherever life takes them. Scouts become empowered to shoot for the stars while having fun.

We also invite you to read the Autism Empowerment Mission Statement.

Autism and Scouting Vision

Our vision is an engaged World Scouting community that  is dedicated to support individual scouts who are on the Autism or Aspergers Spectrum, supports their families and educates Scout Leaders with valued resources that allows the scout to have the fullest scouting journey. It is a place where individual scouts, families and leaders can be accepted for who they are and inspired to let their lights shine.

The Autism Empowerment Vision Statement.

History of the Autism and Scouting Program

To learn about the history of the Autism and Scouting Program click on “History of the Autism and Scouting Program” and find out the story of how and why this program was created.

History of the Autism and Scouting Program

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We aim to be a positive voice for Acceptance, Enrichment, Inspiration and Empowerment within the Autism and Asperger Communities. With your gifts and support, together we positively change the world.
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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.