Autism Empowerment Podcast

Autism Empowerment Podcast

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.

Recent Episodes

Ep. 23: Spectrum Life Magazine Winter 2021 Issue Preview - Autism Advocacy, Inclusion and Mental Health

Dec. 14, 2021

In today’s episode, we are previewing the Winter 2021 issue of Spectrum Life Magazine, a nonprofit autistic-led publication from Autism Empowerment written by and for autistic, neurodivergent and disabilities communities.

Ep. 22: Double Back and Double Take

Oct. 3, 2021

This episode of the Autism Empowerment Podcast is dedicated to all those who are struggling with insecurity, depression, anxiety and loneliness. As tough as it may seem, please know that you are not alone. You are enough. Yo…

Ep. 21: Spectrum Life Magazine Fall 2021 Preview - Autism Advocacy, Enrichment and Empowerment

Sept. 13, 2021

In today’s episode, we are previewing the Fall 2021 issue of Spectrum Life Magazine, a nonprofit autistic-led publication from Autism Empowerment written by and for autism, autistic and disabilities communities.

Ep. 20: Moving Forward - Autism Empowerment Summer 2021 Update: Support and Grace in Tough Times

Aug. 15, 2021

The Autism Empowerment Podcast is back! Hooray! Thank you so much for your patience, support and grace! After a two-month hiatus, we're answering listener questions in today's episode: What has been going on with Autism E…

Ep. 19: Autism Empowerment 10th Anniversary + Behind the Scenes Mini-Series Launch

June 14, 2021

In today's milestone episode, we celebrate a Happy 10th Anniversary with Autism Empowerment with the reveal of a new 5-week mini-series starting August 30th, 2021. Come join Autism Empowerment co-founders Karen Krejcha and J…

Ep. 18: Spectrum Life Magazine Summer 2021 Preview - 10 Years of Autism Empowerment

May 31, 2021

In today’s episode, we are previewing the milestone Summer 2021 issue of Spectrum Life Magazine. This issue marks 5 years of Spectrum Life Magazine being a nonprofit program of Autism Empowerment and also 10 years of Autism …

Ep. 17: Special Education Recovery Services and Legal Support for Students on IEPs in the age of COVID

April 22, 2021

In this episode of the Autism Empowerment Podcast, we are talking about educational support and recovery services for students in pandemic times and the age of COVID. Many parents and children involved in Special Education a…

Ep. 16: Spectrum Life Magazine Spring 2021 Preview - Autistic Voices, Autism Advocacy and Acceptance

April 12, 2021

In this episode, we preview the Spring 2021 issue of Spectrum Life Magazine published by Autism Empowerment. We shine a light on Autism Acceptance every day by centering and celebrating autistic voices in advocacy, education…

About the Hosts

Karen Krejcha


Karen Krejcha is a Co-founder of Autism Empowerment, where she serves as Executive Director. She is Editor of Spectrum Life Magazine, Founder of Spectrum of Voices LLC, a freelance writer, and a voiceover artist.

Karen was diagnosed on the autism spectrum in her 40s, after the diagnosis of her two children. She has been married to John Krejcha for over 28 years and is devoted to promoting a culture of acceptance and empowerment within autistic, autism and disabilities communities worldwide.

John Krejcha


John Krejcha is a Co-founder of Autism Empowerment and serves as Program Director where he oversees Community Outreach. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Spectrum Life Magazine.

John is married to Autism Empowerment co-founder, Karen Krejcha and is the father of two children on the autism spectrum and a cat named Zula. While John is the only one is in the family who is not on the autism spectrum, he is a neurodiverse and loving ally.