25 episodes

Wherever you identify in your autism or autistic journey, Autism Empowerment is here to meet you along the way with acceptance, enrichment, inspiration, and empowerment for the road ahead. We are an Autistic-led podcast, nonprofit, and publisher of Spectrum Life Magazine. Join Karen Krejcha, Autism Empowerment Co-Founder, autistic entrepreneur, and parent to two children on the spectrum for weekly encouragement, interviews, and insight.

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Wherever you identify in your autism or autistic journey, Autism Empowerment is here to meet you along the way with acceptance, enrichment, inspiration, and empowerment for the road ahead. We are an Autistic-led podcast, nonprofit, and publisher of Spectrum Life Magazine. Join Karen Krejcha, Autism Empowerment Co-Founder, autistic entrepreneur, and parent to two children on the spectrum for weekly encouragement, interviews, and insight.

    Ep. 24: Spectrum Life Magazine Spring 2022 Review and a New Chapter for Autism Empowerment

    Ep. 24: Spectrum Life Magazine Spring 2022 Review and a New Chapter for Autism Empowerment

    In today’s episode, we are reviewing the Spring 2022 issue of Spectrum Life Magazine, a nonprofit autistic-led publication from Autism Empowerment written by and for autistic, neurodivergent and disabilities communities.

    We’ll be talking about a new chapter for Autism Empowerment, sharing about our sister publication Zoom Autism Magazine and introducing listeners to new writers, creators, illustrators and columns that will be soon appearing at the AutismEmpowerment.org and SpectrumLife.org websites including #AskingAutistics, Bluebee TeeVee Autism Information Station for kids and A Day in the Lives of Autistic Adults.

    Join Autism Empowerment co-founders Karen Krejcha and John Krejcha for fun facts and behind-the-scenes details of the articles that went into our most recent issue!

    To read the Spring 2022 issue of Spectrum Life Magazine from Autism Empowerment online, visit https://www.SpectrumLife.org/spring2022

    All back issues as well as shareable blog articles are available for free at www.SpectrumLife.org


    To help support our 501(c)3 nonprofit, please visit: www.AutismEmpowerment.org


    For Show Notes and Transcript, please visit www.AutismEmpowermentPodcast.org

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 23: Spectrum Life Magazine Winter 2021 Issue Preview - Autism Advocacy, Inclusion and Mental Health

    Ep. 23: Spectrum Life Magazine Winter 2021 Issue Preview - Autism Advocacy, Inclusion and Mental Health

    In today’s episode, we are previewing the Winter 2021 issue of Spectrum Life Magazine, a nonprofit autistic-led publication from Autism Empowerment written by and for autistic, neurodivergent and disabilities communities. We'll be going into behind-the-scenes details about each of the articles in the latest edition including our cover story, Let's Peer Up with Jenell Theobald. We'll be talking about inclusion, mental health and occasions where adversity led to autistic and disability rights advocacy. We’ll also be sharing some holiday cheer, Autism Empowerment style!


     


    The Winter 2021 issue arrived in December 2021. To pick up a print copy visit: www.SpectrumLife.org/findacopy


    To read the Winter 2021 issue of Spectrum Life Magazine from Autism Empowerment online, visit https://www.SpectrumLife.org/winter2021.


    All back issues as well as shareable blog articles are available for free at www.SpectrumLife.org 


    To help support our 501(c)3 nonprofit, please visit: www.AutismEmpowerment.org/donate 


    For Show Notes and Transcript, please visit https://www.AutismEmpowermentPodcast.org

    • 43 min
    Ep. 22: Double Back and Double Take

    Ep. 22: Double Back and Double Take

    This episode of the Autism Empowerment Podcast is dedicated to all those who are struggling with insecurity, depression, anxiety and loneliness. As tough as it may seem, please know that you are not alone. You are enough. You are meant to be.


    In this particular show, we'll talk about vulnerabilities and self-reflection. We'll talk about being touched by inspiration and how that can come during dark times. Autistic advocate Karen Krejcha will be reading and discussing Double Take. Unlike anything she has ever been inspired to write before, Double Take came to be during the unlikeliest of moments.

    • 40 min
    Ep. 21: Spectrum Life Magazine Fall 2021 Preview - Autism Advocacy, Enrichment and Empowerment

    Ep. 21: Spectrum Life Magazine Fall 2021 Preview - Autism Advocacy, Enrichment and Empowerment

    In today’s episode, we are previewing the Fall 2021 issue of Spectrum Life Magazine, a nonprofit autistic-led publication from Autism Empowerment written by and for autism, autistic and disabilities communities. From advocacy and education to employment, wellness and mental health, we'll be going into behind-the-scenes details about each of the 13 articles in the latest edition.  


    The Fall 2021 issue just arrived September 13th, 2021. To pick up a print copy visit: www.SpectrumLife.org/findacopy.


    For the most recent issue of Spectrum Life Magazine from Autism Empowerment online, visit https://www.SpectrumLife.org/currentissue.


    All back issues as well as shareable blog articles are available for free at www.SpectrumLife.org 


    Give More 24 is coming up September 23rd, 2021. Support Autism Empowerment at https://www.givemore24.org/organizations/autism-empowerment


    or support our 501(c)3 nonprofit anytime at www.AutismEmpowerment.org/donate 


    For Show Notes and Transcript, please visit https://www.AutismEmpowermentPodcast.org


     


     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 20: Moving Forward - Autism Empowerment Summer 2021 Update: Support and Grace in Tough Times

    Ep. 20: Moving Forward - Autism Empowerment Summer 2021 Update: Support and Grace in Tough Times

    The Autism Empowerment Podcast is back! After a two-month hiatus, we're answering listener questions in today's episode: What has been going on with Autism Empowerment in Summer 2021? When is our next issue of Spectrum Life Magazine? When is our 10th Anniversary mini-series debuting? What will be happening in the Fall? Let’s get going!


    For transcripts and Show Notes, visit www.AutismEmpowermentPodcast.org


    For a free copy of Spectrum Life Magazine serving autistic and autism communities, visit www.SpectrumLife.org 


    The main website for our 501(c)3 nonprofit is www.AutismEmpowerment.org.


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    • 25 min
    Ep. 19: Autism Empowerment 10th Anniversary + Behind the Scenes Mini-Series Launch

    Ep. 19: Autism Empowerment 10th Anniversary + Behind the Scenes Mini-Series Launch

    In today's milestone episode, we celebrate a Happy 10th Anniversary with Autism Empowerment with the reveal of a new 5-week mini-series starting July 12th, 2021. Come join Autism Empowerment co-founders Karen Krejcha and John Krejcha as they go Behind the Scenes: A Look At 10 Years of Autism Empowerment. Come join the journey!


    Show Notes and Transcript: https://www.AutismEmpowermentPodcast.org


    Read and see our 10th Anniversary story in Spectrum Life Magazine: https://www.spectrumlife.org/summer2021

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

sleepisfun ,

Relatable and authentic.

This is a podcast hosted by a wife and husband who founded a nonprofit called Autism Empowerment in 2011. They also produce Spectrum Life Magazine. Karen is autistic, John is dyslexic and they parent two autistic children. Their life experience provides an interesting and authentic perspective. Shows are presented in a caring, authentic, relatable and compassionate way and their chemistry and back-and-forth dynamic keeps the show moving. If you're used to podcasts either being by autistics for autistics or by parents for parents, this show is good for both and anyone who loves someone in the autism community.

minnowtheshark ,

Awesome Resource for the Autism Community!

Although this is a newly-launched podcast, it is already obvious that it is an important and valuable resource for the Autism community. The seven episodes so far are packed with great information, presented in a professional and easy-to-listen-to manner. And it’s no wonder; cohosts Karen (who is on the spectrum herself) and John Krejcha are longtime members of the Autism community via their Autism Empowerment organization and Spectrum Life Magazine, and they have previous extensive experience in broadcasting and hosting from their time producing the Autism Empowerment Radio show. I would highly recommend this podcast to anyone with any connection to Autism, whether you identify as autistic yourself, have friends or family members who do, or both. Looking forward to more terrific content!

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