Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Talking about Inclusion with Alexander

Today, we wanted to give you a preview of our next installment of Autism and Scouting Radio which will be on Thursday, August 2nd from 10am PST to 10:30 am PST . Our special guest interview will be with Alexander Piela who has a unique and fresh perspective regarding the scouting program. Alexander originally earned his Eagle Scout rank in 1979 and is now involved in Scouting again as the parent to a Cub Scout who is now a Bear..

At one point, Scott’s family did not think his son would speak but then around age two started talking in scripts and from what I understand is now very verbal (sounds a bit like my youngest). His son has a diagnosis of Autism and is doing quite well in a typically developing 3rd grade class and thriving in a typical Cub Scout Pack.

Today, we will be talking about inclusion and how a scouting program can open up the world for those on the Autism Spectrum as well as provide a learning of acceptance (the first core pillar of Autism Empowerment is Accept).

Show day will be Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 from 10:00 - 10:30 p.m. PST / 1:00 - 1:30 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

Accept, Enrich, Inspire, Empower!

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