Monday, July 30, 2012

A Mom's Perspective on Scouting

Greetings to all and I hope all our Autism and Scouting readers are doing well.
 Today, we wanted to give you a preview of our next installment of Autism and Scouting Radio which will be on Tuesday July 31st from 1:00 - 1:30 pm PST . Our special guest interview will be with Erika Schron who has a unique perspective on the scouting program. She is mom of three scouts, each who has unique challenges and has had to overcome many obstacles.

Erika has served in a variety volunteer positions within the scouting world including Committee Member, Secretary and Treasurer and she will soon be a merit badge counselor for Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Dog Care, Pets, Nature, and Disability Awareness for the California Inland Empire Council, High Desert district.

Her oldest son (20) is currently on a Scouting extension. She has also had experience with the Lone Scouter program within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Erika has been homeschooling her 3 boys all with special & gifted needs since 1997. In 1999, she began advocating, consulting, writing & speaking about homeschooling Special Needs children through the Journey of Learning Academy. Her focus is on ASD as well as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

Erika was also a California Homeschool Network Special Needs Contact from 2002-2005 as well was the California state representative for UnlockingAutism CA from 2003-2007.

She has self-published 2 books and is writing her 3rd. She moderates several Yahoo Groups: ASLearningAtHome, HomeschoolingBoys-CA and SpecialNeedsHSCA.

You can also find her on Facebook at any of the following: Erika Schron, Journey of Learning Academy (, or ASLearningAtHome. During her family’s many years of homeschooling and their journey with multiple neurodevelopmental challenges, Erika enjoys sharing her experiences through many different educational methods, curricula, therapies and research.

Erika has been a big supporter of the Autism and Scouting Facebook page and group for a long time. We look forward to an educational and entertaining interview.

Show day will be Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. PST / 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST.
There are a couple of ways to tune in:

1) You can call in live at (347) 855-8132.
2) You can go to the following link:

If you miss the initial broadcast, it will still be available on demand at the above link. We are also developing an expanded Autism and Scouting page where we will list all our broadcasts future and past.

Here are direct links to both stations of Autism Empowerment:

We invite you to come follow our shows and share the word about our new stations with your family, friends and social networks. The more we can spread the word, the better of a collaborative community we can develop!

So far, the response has been wonderful for both stations. We are glad so many people like us and are interested in tuning in to see what we have in store for the future. If you missed our first broadcast or any of our other shows you can always listen to us on demand in our archive section. Here is a link directly to our Welcome to Autism Scouting Radio broadcast.

We also wanted to provide a link to our Welcome to Autism Empowerment Radio broadcast because this is a really great show that explains who Autism Empowerment is (we’re a 501(c) non-profit public charity), what our mission is and what our four foundational pillars of Accept, Enrich, Inspire and Empower mean in terms of the programs and services we offer and develop. It’s a 30 minute show that givea a great overall at look at where we’ve been in the past year, what we’re doing and where we’re going.

If you know of anybody that you would like to see interviewed or you have a topic idea for a future broadcast, please let us know by emailing

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