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Sensory Therapy

Advanced Pediatric Therapies, LLC
11320 NE 49th, Ste 208, Vancouver, WA 98682 – (360) 885-4684 OR
4444 Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97219 – (503)245-5639
Contact: Sharron Donnelly

Advanced Pediatric Therapies, with locations in Southwest Portland and Vancouver, Washington, is a private pediatric occupational therapy practice committed to meeting the needs of […]

August 7th, 2013|1 Comment

Planes Fire & Rescue – Sensory Friendly Film / Movie

If you loved the movie “CARS”, you probably enjoyed PLANES also. If you loved the movie, “PLANES”, the sequel is coming out soon!

Autism Empowerment and MassMutual Oregon are excited to bring a FREE Sensory Friendly family showing of PLANES FIRE & RESCUE to the Cinetopia Movie Theater in Vancouver, WA […]

July 6th, 2014|1 Comment

10 Art Projects for Kids with Sensory Issues

Art is an expression of creative skill and imagination and can take many forms. Participating in art projects often opens the door for communication that may otherwise be difficult for an individual on the autism spectrum to express.

For children on the autism spectrum with sensory processing challenges, finding the right […]

May 9th, 2013|Art, Guest Bloggers, Sensory|1 Comment

Autism and Scouting Turns One

Hello,
Today I am posting a blog from John Krejcha who oversees our Autism and Scouting program. Autism Empowerment recently marked our 1 year anniversary on June 3rd and will be blogging shortly about our accomplishments from the past year.
Here is John’s take on our Autism and Scouting program!
Autism Empowerment and […]

Cub Scout Leader Training – Pioneer District

Autism Empowerment and the Autism and Scouting Program is honored to be asked to provided training to Cub Scout Leaders at the November 2013 Boy Scout District Round table meeting.  John from Autism Empowerment  and Program Director will talk to the leaders about how to […]

October 24th, 2013|0 Comments

ASW-SWWC and Autism Empowerment Summer Picnic

The Autism Society of Southwest Washington is teaming up with Autism Empowerment for the ASW-SWWC Annual Summer Picnic. We are inviting people of all ages on the Autism Spectrum as well as their families and friends to join our organizations for an afternoon of acceptance, sensory-friendly fun, delicious […]

August 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Recreation

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Adventures Without Limits
1341 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116 – Phone: 503-359-2568

Recreational programs for youth and adults in the greater Portland metro area. Mission-empowered to empower people of all abilities through quality outdoor experiences. White water […]

August 7th, 2013|0 Comments

SWWADA Picnic – 25th Anniversary of ADA Act Signing

Autism Empowerment in partnership with members of the Southwest Washington Disability Alliance is hosting a family picnic on July 26th, 2015 from Noon – 3:30 pm at LeRoy Haagen Park in Vancouver, WA.  This informal afternoon is intended to be a time for community members to enjoy a casual afternoon of fun, field games, sensory […]

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

SWWADA Picnic on July 26th, 2015 – 25th Anniversary of the ADA Act

Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary signing of the ADA Act

July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Celebrations of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990 are taking place across the nation.

Past Events & Activities

Outreach events and activities that we participate in give children, teens, adults and families impacted by autism and Asperger’s to have an opportunity to connect with Autism Empowerment. There are many chances throughout the year to see Autism Empowerment volunteers performing outreach in the community. We host special acceptance events, […]

September 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Amazing Moms Support Group

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Karen has been asked to come talk to the Amazing Mom’s Support Group on Thursday, October 24th from 10:00 am to Noon. Amazing Mom’s is a faith based group that is located in Vancouver, WA that supports Moms with kids with […]

October 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

The Great Autism Acceptance Quest

My name is Justin and I would like to invite you to come out with your family and take part in my Eagle Project called The Great Autism Acceptance Quest being held on Sunday, September 21st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Firstenburg Community Center, 700 […]

September 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Educational Toys

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Looking for local places to find educational toys, books and sensory play for children on the autism spectrum? The toy and learning stores below have come highly recommended from families in the autism and Asperger communities in Vancouver, SW Washington and the […]

August 7th, 2013|0 Comments

The Great Autism Acceptance Quest Event

The Great Autism Acceptance Quest

Earlier this year, staff at Autism Empowerment were approached by a BSA Life Scout who served as a youth advisor on our national Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Committee.

Justin Krejcha from Troop 462 in Vancouver, WA has been involved with scouting […]

September 14th, 2014|Acceptance, AE News, Autism and Scouting, Sensory, Special Events|0 Comments

Alabama Unit Locator

Listed on this page are Scouting Units that have committed to practicing inclusion and accepting scouts in their units of all abilities. If a unit specifically designates itself as a Special Needs Unit, it will be indicated as such.

Alabama Autism Friendly Scouting Units listed have committed to doing their best […]

February 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Alaska Unit Locator

Listed on this page are Scouting Units that have committed to practicing inclusion and accepting scouts in their units of all abilities. If a unit specifically designates itself as a Special Needs Unit, it will be indicated as such.

Alaska Autism Friendly Scouting Units listed have committed to doing their best […]

January 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Iowa Unit Locator

Listed on this page are Scouting Units that have committed to practicing inclusion and accepting scouts in their units of all abilities. If a unit specifically designates itself as a Special Needs Unit, it will be indicated as such.

Iowa Autism Friendly Scouting Units listed have committed to doing their best […]

January 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Austria Unit Locator

Listed on this page are Scouting Units that have committed to practicing inclusion and accepting scouts in their units of all abilities. If a unit specifically designates itself as a Special Needs Unit, it will be indicated as such.

Austria Autism Friendly Scouting Units listed have committed to doing their best to […]

January 4th, 2014|0 Comments