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. 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 th…

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. Th…

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 rec…

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 Emp…

Ep. 15: Autism Acceptance Month 2021 with Autism Empowerment - Centering Autistic Voices

April 2, 2021

What does Autism Acceptance look like in 2021? What is the difference between Autism Acceptance and…

Ep. 14: Ways to Get Involved with Autism Empowerment and Become an Ambassador for Acceptance of All Abilities

March 29, 2021

Although April is Autism Acceptance Month, we practice Autism Acceptance every day at Autism Empowe…

Ep. 13: Spring Ahead with Autism Empowerment - Program and Organization Updates for Spring 2021

March 15, 2021

To commemorate Daylight Savings Time, this episode of the Autism Empowerment Podcast is called Spri…

Ep. 12: Autism Diagnosis Disclosure for Adults - When, Why and How to Disclose Your Autism Diagnosis

March 8, 2021

In today’s episode, we are finishing our three-part series on Autism Diagnosis Disclosure. We’ll be…

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.