Autism and Scouting 

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The Scouting movement takes many forms throughout the United States and the world for girls and boys from ages 5 to 25.  It can also continue throughout adulthood in the form of scouting leadership and volunteer work.
Autism Empowerment believes that the scouting movement has the opportunity to benefit individuals on the autism spectrum in a variety of ways. Our Autism and Scouting programs promote the four foundational pillars of our organization: AcceptEnrichInspire and Empower.
Accept - Most scouting organizations accept those of different abilities and have special accommodations to help scouts be successful. An inclusive environment designed to promote success is promoted.
Enrich - The Scouting experience introduces, enhances and reinforces life skills, social skills, character-building and leadership skills that scouts will take with them for the rest of their lives. 
Inspire - Scouts have a chance to give to others by showing what they can do. In turn, they inspire other scouts and leaders to become better themselves.
Empower - Scouting empowers scouts to use the skills and friendships they develop to be prepared for wherever life takes them. Scouts become empowered to shoot for the stars while having fun.
Autism Empowerment is pleased to promote the Scouting Movement through the following programs and projects: 
Autism Multi-Media Project 
AE Autism and Scouting at Facebook (Page)
We support over 650 scouters around the world and we are growing ever day. 
AE Autism and Scouting Blog by John Krejcha

Autism and Scouting Radio
Listen to internet radio with Autism and Scouting Radio on Blog Talk Radio

@autismscouting - Twitter
Autism and Scouting on Google+

Pinterest -
Video Cast and YouTube - Coming 2013 
AE Autism Spectrum Leadership Training
The Autism and Scouting Program is pleased to provide Leadership training for any scouting unit that would like more information and how to work best with scouts that are on the Autism spectrum. We have provided training to the Boy Scouts of America in an attempt to spread Awareness when working with scouts with Autism. 

We have also produced a sensory profile that can be used when finding out the needs of those scouts that have any type of sensory processing disorder and will an asset to leadership when working with those youth. 

Here is some tips when working with those scouts on the Autism Spectrum. 
AE Autism and Scouting Resource Kit (2012)

The AE Autism and Scouting Resource Kit is currently in development and we hope to be providing more information shortly on when this will be available. Each unit should have the resources at hand to be able to work with any scout in their unit. All scouts should have the chance to be the best they can have earn skills for life. 
AE Unit Locator (2013)

The AE Autism and Scouting Unit Locator unit program will not only help you find special needs units within your area but will also help you find units that receive the AE Scouting Seal of approval. This means that they have meet different requirements and make a pledge to be provide sensory friendly scouts to the scouts that they serve. This program is meant to be used as a guide only. 

We are currently working on the program details and will be releasing more information as it becomes available. Thank you to all of the scouting units that promote acceptance for all scouts.
Remember to visit and bookmark Autism Empowerment. 
Autism Empowerment is not affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scouts of America or any scouting organization. We are happy to provide training and leadership volunteer services for scouting organizations upon request.

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Autism Empowerment and Accept, Enrich, Inspire, Empower are trademarks owned by Autism Empowerment.  All rights reserved.
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1 comment:

  1. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog and passing it on. I am giving a presentation today on this topic during our University of Scouting here in Indianapolis. My middle boy is on the spectrum, higher functioning. He just earned first class and has really begun to come into his own. Keep this going, there will be a big need for this. I plan to include your blog today. Thanks, Mike from Indy