Sunday, December 4, 2011

Autism and Scouting Social Media Venues


Hello Everybody and welcome to December! 


Here at Autism Empowerment, November ended like a lamb but is starting like a lion. Welcome to all of the new people who are following Autism and Scouting at all of the places we now reside. I wanted to give everybody a quick update on our what is going on as far as Autism and Scouting and the many social media sites.

I want to first thank all of the people who have helped Autism and Scouting expand all of our areas in the wild wide world of the Web. We have been able to help so many people already and it has been really rewarding. By helping expand all of the areas of the multi-media programs, we will be able to help even more.

Autism and Scouting Facebook Page
The Autism and Scouting Page has passed the 200 mark and is now at 217. It was just in August of 2011 that we passed 100.  We now have followers in eleven different countries in North America, Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia. We would still love to add South America and if anybody knows anybody in Antarctica, well that might be a hard one to crack. We have Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Girl Scout leaders and all scouting groups are welcome to join in. We are really building a global village to help support our scouts.

We also have added a great deal more information about Autism and Scouting program which is a program of Autism Empowerment. On the Facebook page under products you will see all of the different areas of support we are currently involved in and what we hope to be expanding in 2012.

If you ever have a question, please feel free to post it on the Facebook page or send me an e-mail and I can post the question.

We hope to be adding many more features to this page in the coming weeks and months. We are also adding the Faces of Scouting and Autism. We would love to get as many photos as possible on the site.  We will not include ANY names if you ask us not to include any names for the privacy of you and your scout. Of course if you don’t mind us including names, we’re happy to do so.  We would love just to have as many photos as possible. You can send them to me via john@autismempowerment.org or autismandscouting@gmail.com or you can add the photo directly to the page.

Autism and Scouting Facebook Group
The Autism and Scouting Facebook Group was where we first started. Due to the restrictions of a group at Facebook, we expanded to the Facebook Page. It’s too bad we can’t have some of the same features available at both because we realize having two different areas to go to for Autism and Scouting can be a bit confusing. We still support the Autism and Scouting “Group” page at Facebook but would like to get most people over to the Autism and Scouting “Page” page and direct the conversations there. The Group currently has 154 members. If you prefer this format, we welcome comments and questions here as well.

Autism and Scouting on Twitter
@autismscouting


The Autism and Scouting Twitter account is really starting to become active. In August we were at around 45 followers. As of December 3rd, 2011 we now have 173 followers. Please note that the Twitter account is @autismscouting. We welcome all to come follow us on Twitter as well if you use this media.

Autism and Scouting on Google+


This is brand new to Autism and Scouting but we want to be able to reach as many as possible. We just started on November 11th, 2011 and we already have 25 people following Autism and Scouting on Google+. This venue is still in its infancy and we hope to expand on this site in 2012. If  you are using Google or Google+ come add us to your circle and let your friends and family know that we are on Google+ as well.

Autism and Scouting Blog


I know many have been following our Blog for awhile. I have to say I really enjoy helping other via the Blog. If you are reading this, you are reading the Autism and Scouting Blog. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading. We have made some big changes to the blog in the past month and half. We have changed the look and have added two additional pages.

We have added a page about Autism Empowerment which is the Non-profit that supports Autism and Scouting as one of its programs and a page on all of the things that Autism and Scouting is doing and plan on doing in the coming year.
We currently have 6 followers on Blogger. If you are on Blogger, we would love to get this number up to around 25 - 60 by the end of 2012.

If you have any questions that would you would like to see a blog on, please feel free to email
john@autismempowerment.org or autismandscouting@gmail.com

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Autism Empowerment Website
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Autism Empowerment is an educational and charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity serving those in the autism community. We are dedicated to enriching and empowering the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD / NOS and related autism spectrum disorders and co-conditions. We welcome and appreciate your support.

Founded in 2011 in Vancouver, Washington by a family with 3 out of 4 traveling daily along on the autism spectrum, we are excited and honored to have the opportunity to service the local, national and international autism community.  The four foundational pillars of Autism Empowerment are Accept, Enrich, Inspire and Empower.
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In addition, we welcome you to come “Like” Autism Empowerment on Facebook as well as follow the blogs that are posted on the Autism Empowerment Website.

http://www.facebook.com/autismempowerment

One of the many programs Autism Empowerment is developing and expanding is Autism and Scouting. Autism Empowerment has some big plans in the next year to support all scouting programs. All support is welcomed because we want to do big things in the coming year.

Plans for 2012

We have many new plans for our Multi-Media program for 2012 for Autism and Scouting. We will be expanding to YouTube as well as expanding the blogging to V-casts and Podcasts. We are looking to expand our Facebook presence and hope to at least double the likes from where we currently are and expand on Google+ as well as any other social media venue which we find would be appropriate to promote Autism and Scouting. We would love to triple the Twitter following and have executive leadership from every scouting unit be plugged into Autism in Scouting.

Please share the Facebook Page, Twitter, Google+, Blog, Autism Empowerment Website via your Twitter account, Facebook page or e-mail to somebody that might find the information useful. That should be every single scouting leader you  know and every parent who has a scout with Autism. Thank you so much for all of your on going support.

Autism Empowerment Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/autismempowerment
Autism and Scouting Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/autismandscouting

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