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Community Calendar SW WA / Portland Metro

Hello! Welcome to Autism Empowerment’s Community Calendar page.  We are based in Vancouver, WA in Clark County. This section contains a calendar of upcoming Autism Empowerment  events taking place in the Southwest Washington and Portland, Oregon metro area.

The calendar […]

September 11th, 2013|0 Comments

New Donate Your Vehicle Program

driverwithkeysAutism Empowerment is excited to announce a new partnership with Donate for Charity.

Have you been thinking about making a contribution to Autism Empowerment? If so, great!  We are happy to be in your […]

December 11th, 2013|Charitable Giving, Giving, Holidays, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Donate Your Vehicle

Autism Empowerment is excited to share with you our partnership with Donate for Charity.

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If you donate your car, truck, boat or RV before Dec 31st, 2015, you can get a 2015 tax deduction […]

December 10th, 2013|0 Comments

But you don’t LOOK Autistic

karenprofile2Yesterday I attended the SW WA Volunteer Management Conference on behalf of Autism Empowerment. Of course wearing the “Autism Empowerment” nametag at any conference which includes socialization inevitably brings about the topic of autism, my involvement in the organization, etc. I […]

February 22nd, 2013|Advocacy, Karen Krejcha, Volunteerism|1 Comment

Treatment Options

quetionmarkIt is important to remember first that autism is a spectrum disorder. As such, there is no one size-fits-all autism treatment, therapy, intervention or coping strategy.

Therapies and behavioral interventions are designed to remedy specific symptoms and can bring about substantial improvement. […]

September 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Finding Your Own Way To Grieve by Karla Helbert

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be difficult for anyone, however for those on the autism spectrum, there are often additional challenges with understanding and working through the intensity of the grieving process. The chaotic experience of grief can exacerbate characteristics and symptoms of autism and leave a […]

Coexisting Conditions

Individuals affected by autism are at an increased risk of experiencing additional cognitive, emotional, or behavioral disorders. It is very common for individuals on the autism spectrum to be dealing with other challenges and coexisting conditions.

Sometimes these co-existing conditions are noticed and diagnosed before the diagnosis of autism and sometimes […]

September 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Counseling / Psychological Therapy

Brooke Psychologists, LLC

400 E. Evergreen Blvd, Suite 208, Vancouver, WA 98660 and 516 E. Morrison St., Portland, OR 97214
Contact Michael Brooke, PsyD or Karlaina Brooke, PSD – drmbrooke@brookepsychologists.com

Services for teens and young adults with ADHD or on the Autism / Asperger’s Spectrum. Also has […]

August 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Happy Pi Day and Autism Empowerment – A Recipe for Support

Please be forewarned. This blog post shares a smorgasbord of thoughts, some on topic, some tangential. Welcome to my world.

happypidayHappy Pi Day of the Century: 3.141592653! At 26 minutes and 53 seconds after 9 o’clock on 3/14/15, we passed a date and time represented […]

March 14th, 2015|Acceptance, Advocacy, Self-Advocacy, Support|0 Comments

Give More 24! on September 18th to Autism Empowerment

Southwest Washington is going to show off its generosity on September 18th, 2014. It’s going to be a big day for our community and for Autism Empowerment too!

Give More 24! is our region’s first-ever, 24-hour online giving challenge. The event is designed to raise […]

September 16th, 2014|Autism News, Charitable Giving, Special Events|0 Comments

Leadership Training Kit Online

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The Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit was developed by Autism Empowerment in 2013 with the direction of Autism Empowerment staff, volunteers and a Leadership Advisory Committee consisting of scouts, scouting leaders and volunteers from a variety of […]

December 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Max N Me Studio

 January 22nd, 2013 : McNall Mason and her son, Max from the Planet Cool 

When you visit MaxNMeStudio.com, you’ll see at the top: Max has autism. I am his Mom. Together we create kids’ books to raise money for charities.

Autism Empowerment Radio is excited to interview childrens’ […]

September 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

McNall Mason and Max

 January 22nd, 2013 : McNall Mason and her son, Max from the Planet Cool 

When you visit MaxNMeStudio.com, you’ll see at the top: Max has autism. I am his Mom. Together we create kids’ books to raise money for charities.

Autism Empowerment Radio is excited to interview childrens’ […]

September 21st, 2013|0 Comments

Girls and Ladies with Autism / Asperger’s, You Are Not Alone

Autism Empowerment Friends…

This is Karen. I am reposting this blog from my personal blog, Aspierations – Come As You Are, Let Your Light Shine.  Enjoy!

This blog entry is for the ladies… those of us gals who are on the autism spectrum, whether we’re diagnosed or not.  Parents, spouses, […]

Jennifer Cook O’Toole

 July 19th, 2012 : Jennifer Cook O’Toole Interview: Aspie Mom, Asperkids Author 

Come listen in as Karen with Autism Empowerment Radio interviews award-winning teacher, parent, author and mom, Jennifer Cook O’Toole about her book, Asperkids – An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome.

This exciting […]

September 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Diagnostic / Diagnosis Services

It isn’t always easy finding diagnostic resources for autism, Asperger’s and related co-conditions in the Southwest Washington and Portland Metro area. Waiting time can be many months. If you are willing to private pay, waiting time can be shorter.

Diagnostic resources have been submitted to Autism Empowerment by […]

August 7th, 2013|0 Comments