Spectrums Magazine has been acquired by Autism Empowerment!
Making sure that robust resources are available to the autism community is very important to Spectrums Magazine and Autism Empowerment. The two groups have 5 years of experience empowering families and those living with autism throughout Portland and Southwest Washington.
When publisher Courtney Freitag announced she had to step down from publishing the quarterly print magazine, Autism Empowerment stepped in. We are excited to announce that the magazine will continue to be published as a program under Autism Empowerment’s comprehensive umbrella of programs. Look for issues to hit more than 400 locations in mid-June 2016!
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Spectrums Magazine – A bit of history, a look at the present, a focus on the future
Founded by Courtney Freitag in 2012 and published from 2013 – 2015, Spectrums Magazine grew in leaps and bounds during its first three years. In early 2016, Courtney announced that she needed to step away from producing the magazine to be able to spend more time with her family.
Karen Krejcha, Executive Director and co-founder of Autism Empowerment served on Spectrums Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board since the magazine’s inception. She is very familiar with Courtney’s work ethic, graphic design talent, attention to detail and passion in serving and advocating for youth, adults and families in the autism community. Over the years, Karen and husband, co-founder, John Krejcha, developed a positive working relationship and friendship with Courtney. Spectrums Magazine, LLC and Autism Empowerment collaborated together in a variety of ways.
Karen and John were very excited when Courtney approached them about the possibility of Autism Empowerment acquiring the magazine and continuing to publish. Autism Empowerment is honored to carry on Courtney’s legacy and is excited that Spectrums Magazine soon will be a nonprofit program of Autism Empowerment.
We are looking forward to the re-launch of Spectrums Magazine in mid-June 2016 for the Portland Metro and Southwest Washington area. We also have plans to expand the magazine to the Seattle area in the fall of 2016. By the end of this year, Spectrums Magazine will have a reach from Puget Sound to Salem in supporting a culture of Acceptance of All Abilities.
As this is a business acquisition, there is a cost to purchase. The Autism Empowerment Board of Directors did our research and due diligence and believe the purchase of Spectrums Magazine is an excellent investment to further support and empower the autism community. If you were a fan of the magazine before, please consider a tax-deductible donation to help us during the start-up stages of this program. When you make a donation (see the green donate button below), you can select Spectrums Magazine and those funds will be dedicated to sustaining and growing the magazine both in print and online.
June 3rd update!
The Summer 2016 issue of Spectrums Magazine has gone to press and will be distributed at over 300 locations in the Southwest Washington and Portland, Oregon metro area during the 2nd and 3rd week of June!
To view the issue online, just click this link!
If you would like to view the Spectrums Magazine website which includes past issues of the magazine and a plethora of autism-related resources within the Southwest Washington and Portland metro community, you can do so by going to the following link:
Past Portland/Vancouver Issue Covers
These issues were originally printed between 2013 and 2015. If you click on the cover photo, you can read the issue online.
These publications were published online only. If you click the photo, you can read the Holiday Guide 2013 issue online. You can also download a free copy of Spectrums 68 page Spring 2015 Autism Resource Directory. Autism Empowerment will be updating this in the future.
Advertising in Spectrums
If you are a business or organization serving clients within the Portland, OR, Southwest Washington or Seattle Area and you would like to have an ad within Spectrums, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to talk you about advertising and how you can be part of the success of Spectrums and Autism Empowerment.
If you would like to donate to support Spectrums Magazine or any of our other programs, please click the green donate button below. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, your donations are tax-deductible where permitted by law.