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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. www.autismempowermentpodcast.org
 
Our goal is to foster community through conversation. This podcast is a companion to Spectrum, a journal established to encourage Seventh-day Adventist participation in the discussion of contemporary issues from a Christian viewpoint, to look without prejudice at all sides of a subject, to evaluate the merits of diverse views, and to foster intellectual and cultural growth. For more, go to: https://spectrummagazine.org/
 
Kelton Reid studies the habits, habitats, and brains of a wide spectrum of renowned writers to learn their secrets of productivity and creativity. Tune in each week to learn how great writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid block. Explore our archives at writerfiles.fm to find interviews with notable guests that include bestselling authors John Scalzi (Old Man's War), Greg Iles (Natchez Burning), Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City), Kevin Kelly (founder of WIRED magazi ...
 
The Undark Podcast continues our mission of illuminating the places where science intersects — and sometimes collides — with our everyday lives, in the form of audio documentaries released monthly from September to May. Scientific questions and challenges, after all, are woven deeply into our politics, our economics, our culture — and they are animated by a wide spectrum of competing values and interests. Our goal is to present rich, narrative-driven audio stories of science as it manifests ...
 
The Influence Magazine Podcast is a chance for you to hear from the premiere voices in church leadership…voices who are redefining what church leadership looks like. It's the audio companion to Influence Magazine, a resource full of practical tools, informative news and powerful biblical principals aimed at empowering all leaders. Visit us online at InfluenceMagazine.com
 
Team VTAC Podcast Welcome to the Team VTAC Show with Sergeant Major (RET) Kyle Lamb. He is a world renowned adventurer and Special Operations Soldier who brings years of experience and leadership to his listeners. This podcast is about living in the real world, fighting real enemies. He is also the author of several books to include Leadership in the Shadows. In this show Kyle talks with operators, outdoorsman, and leaders from across the warrior spectrum. SGM(R) Lamb isn’t afraid to ask the ...
 
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Today’s episode of the Autism Empowerment Podcast is Part 2 in a 3-part series on Autism Diagnosis Disclosure. We discuss reasoning and strategies in Disclosing a Child’s Autism Diagnosis to family, friends, agencies, schools, medical providers and others in the community. Help set your child up for success by learning who to tell, when to tell, wh…
 
Jason has an amazing resume, 3/75 Ranger, West Point, Infantry Officer, Special Forces Officer, thriller writer, BASE Jumper. This dude is amazing and we get into not only that but the cure he found for his PTS and sleeplessness. I hope this podcast reaches more veterans who can get the help they need to Stay in the Fight!! God Bless America!…
 
Amid a worldwide mental health crisis, the discovery of new pharmaceuticals to treat conditions like depression has stalled. But researchers and therapists are showing that when paired with therapy, psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms are a new class of promising treatments.By Undark Magazine
 
In today’s episode of the Autism Empowerment Podcast, we will be starting a three-part series on Autism Diagnosis Disclosure. Topics in this series include disclosure of the diagnosis from parents to their children, from parents to family, teachers and professional providers, from youth to peers, and from autistic adults to others. In Part 1, which…
 
“Young people are experiencing record loneliness,” notes The State of Religion and Young People 2020, a report from Springtide Research Institute. “They have low levels of trust in most traditional institutions, and they are likely not responding to the efforts these institutions are making to connect with them. But they are — amid all these realit…
 
#PodcastersForJustice Award-winning novelist and creative writing professor, Kali White VanBaale, chatted with me about the transition from literary fiction to true crime, her work with the PEN America Prison & Justice Writing program, and taking chances. Kali is an award-winning, Iowa-based author of novels, short stories, and essays. Her novel Th…
 
In today’s episode, we will be sharing and discussing the poem, Autism Does Not Define Me written by Karen Krejcha, an autistic mom parenting two children on the autism spectrum. The poem has been translated into multiple languages and also appeared in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum: 101 Inspirational Stories for P…
 
I talk with my wife, Doris Tetz Carpenter, Adventist Health Human Performance Executive (Talent Strategy and Total Rewards), about the tension between the mission and business of faith-based health care. We also chat about how she moved from education to her seventeen-year career in Human Resources and how spending all day in online meetings at hom…
 
#PodcastersForJustice Writer-director duo and activists, Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz (AKA Bush+Renz), took a timeout to chat with me about storytelling to amplify social justice, hanging out with Jay-Z, their debut feature film "Antebellum," and why you need stamina to make it. “When we conceived A​ntebellum​, we did not – could not – envision…
 
According to Pew Research Center, the Assemblies of God is one of the most diverse Protestant denominations in the United States. AG statistics show that 56% of AG adherents are white and 44% ethnic minority. However, statistics also show that two-thirds of AG ministers are white. The obvious question is how to diversify AG ministers so that our pa…
 
In today’s episode, Karen Krejcha, co-founder of Autism Empowerment and an autistic adult, will be talking about commonly overlooked Signs of Autism in Adults and why so many people in their 30’s to 60’s and older don’t get identified or diagnosed until later in adulthood. It is estimated that over 2% of adults in the United States are on the autis…
 
In today’s episode, Karen and John Krejcha from Autism Empowerment talk about common early signs of autism in children from a parent perspective, professional perspective, and self-advocate perspective. We discuss resources available for free in the CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early Program and the next steps to take if you are concerned about your …
 
Christians believe that marriage is God’s idea and that divorce is a usually bad idea. And yet, Christians — including Christian leaders — get divorced too. The question that needs to be answered is what married couples can do to cultivate a healthy future for their relationship. That’s the question I’m talking about with Toni Nieuwhof in Episode 2…
 
Bobbi Jo Reed, the subject of the eponymous documentary, along with Brent and Donna Jones, the directing and producing team, share the inspiring story of Bobbi Jo's transformation from homelessness, addiction, and prostitution to healing hundreds of addicts in her Kansas City-based Healing House ministry. We briefly discuss Bobbi Jo's testimony (wa…
 
#PodcastersForJustice A unique double-wide lit mag themed episode that includes interviews with two pioneering souls. My first guest is Erik Harper Klass, a writer and the founder of the full-service short story submissions service Submitit. And my second guest is Jenna Faccenda, Founder of Eclipse Lit, a nonprofit literary magazine. Erik Harper Kl…
 
In today’s episode of the Autism Empowerment Podcast, we focus on supporting parents who are new or early in their child’s autism journey. In the Summer 2018 issue of Spectrum Life Magazine, Jasmyn Jones wrote a letter to parents called “When the Best Therapy is Love.” As an autistic mother, Jasmyn shared advice and wisdom that resonates with paren…
 
In today's episode, we are talking about Autism Support Groups and Forums - Priorities, Plans, and Strategies for Success. On our previous show, we talked about Autism Support Groups and 9 Points to Ponder before you begin searching for a support group or support forum. Today we will be finishing our two-part series. We will be covering: Taking you…
 
Spectrum’s editor Bonnie Dwyer and I celebrate 2021 by talking about what’s new and news in Adventism. We discuss the GC Session, the North American Division’s tithe story as well as trends in Zoom Sabbath Schools around the denomination. We express concern about the link between conspiracy theory religious thinking and insurrection and find hope i…
 
February is Black History Month, and in this episode of the Influence Podcast, we’re celebrating the National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God, which just completed 40 years of service. I’ll be talking with Bishop Walter Harvey about the history, growth, and mission of this vital network within the broader AG community. I’m George P. Wood,…
 
#PodcastersForJustice Award-winning writer, commentator, and Professor of Media Studies at Georgetown University, Christopher Chambers, chatted with me about why there's never been a better time to break through as a writer of color, unreliable narrators and the 2nd person POV, and writing for Marvel's Black Panther franchise. Christopher Chambers …
 
In today’s episode, we will be talking about the importance of autism-related support and support groups for autistic adults, youth, parents, and family members. We will also be discussing 9 Points to Ponder in the Journey for Connection, an article from Spectrum Life Magazine. Whether you’re searching for connections with others experiencing a par…
 
In India, macaque monkeys are a menace — attacking people for food, breaking into offices, and in one state, damaging at least 54 million dollars worth of crops. A sterilization program aimed to curb the population, but some experts and locals question if it’s working or even the right approach.By Undark Magazine
 
In March 2020, Karen Krejcha, Autism Empowerment Podcast host, became seriously ill with COVID-19. She was sick for many months and is now a COVID long-hauler. In this episode, she will be discussing that experience and her subsequent journey back to health with co-host John Krejcha. Karen originally wrote about these challenges in an article for S…
 
Continuing our legends of Adventism series, Dr. Larry Geraty shares leadership insights into his decades leading institutions like Atlantic Union College and La Sierra University. Additionally he shares anecdotes about protecting freedom of expression on campuses and speaks personally about how he finds meaning in Adventism.…
 
#PodcastersForJustice The international bestselling thriller writer of the Dexter series, Jeff Lindsay, chatted with me about his previous life in the dramatic arts, marrying into literary royalty, and what it's like to hang out with actor Andy Garcia. "I thought I was creating a bad guy. And I was trying to make him just interesting and likeable e…
 
Today’s episode is an introduction to Spectrum Life Magazine, a print and online publication written by and for autistic, autism, and disabilities communities. Join Karen and John Krejcha, Autism Empowerment co-founders to learn about the magazine’s past and present. We’ll even tell you how to get a FREE copy of our current issue! www.SpectrumLife.…
 
Dr. Larry Geraty shares key moments that shaped his life from his missionary upbringing, how he convinced his wife Gillian to marry him, as well as his relationship with Siegfried Horn and how he ended up studying at Harvard. In this first of a two part episode, Dr. Geraty tells the story of how Spectrum began in the 1960s.…
 
Many Christians begin the New Year with a renewed determination to read their Bibles. Their intention is good, obviously, but it needs to partner with understanding and action if it’s to do us any good. In his new book, Missionary God, Missionary Bible, Dr. Dick Brogden argues that the Bible has a missional message: God desires to bless all nations…
 
#PodcastersForJustice Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Dani Shapiro, chatted with me about the Groundhog's Day effect of the pandemic, the transition from fiction to memoir, and the hidden power of Family Secrets. "There's no check the boxes kind of 'career development,' or anything like that, that exists in the creative life. Peopl…
 
Jerry Miculek, the fastest revolover shooter of all time and Colonel (R) Lynn Ashley, Special Forces leader and true Patriot join John Burns from Wyoming Arms and Kyle to discuss everything shooting. Jerry and Lynn are two great dudes that came to Wyoming to hunt with us this past fall. Enjoy and God Bless America!!…
 
Today’s episode is an introduction to Autism Empowerment, the organization, and the Autism Empowerment podcast. You’ll be meeting co-founders and hosts, Karen and John Krejcha, learn about our nonprofit organization's past, present, and where we’re heading in the future. As a passionate, proactive and positive autistic and disability led organizati…
 
#PodcastersForJustice The award-winning mystery writer and popular crime novelist, Craig Johnson, spoke with me about his long-running Longmire series, shotgun self-realization, and how to write good books. "How am I ever gonna get seen? Write good books." — Craig Johnson Craig is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the…
 
This past year was an unsettling one. I like to think of it as the Year of Three Ps: pandemic, protests, and politics. Each one fomented conflict, but taken together, they were a conflict force multiplier. And that doesn’t even taken into account the normal stressors we face every year. How can followers of Jesus Christ experience settled souls in …
 
#PodcastersForJustice The internationally bestselling thriller writer, Emily Schultz, spoke with me about recollections of coming of age as a Gen-Xer, her creative process in multiple mediums, and how to funnel emotion onto the page. "You have to be able to take your own emotions and experiences and translate them into a fictional story. If you can…
 
According to Stephen Covey, one of the seven habits of highly effective people is beginning with the end in mind. I doubt Covey was thinking about the Book of Revelation when he identified that habit, but I can’t think of a better way to begin the New Year than by talking about the end times. So that’s what I’ll be doing with Dr. Chris Carter in th…
 
Leupold's Bruce Pettet and Kyle meet in Utah to hunt mule deer and talk trash. Bruce talks bird dogs and bird hunting. He also lets the Delta Point Micro out of the bag. Bruce is a great leader who keeps Leupold moving in the right direction. God Bless America!!
 
We're all on a journey. We're all lifelong learners. And sometimes we need help, support, and motivation along the way. Welcome to the Autism Empowerment podcast. We're a program of Autism Empowerment, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to promoting a culture of acceptance, enrichment, inspiration, and empowerment in the Autistic and Autism c…
 
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