Jan. 28, 2021

Ep. 3: My Journey with COVID-19 - An Autistic Perspective from Karen Krejcha

Ep. 3: My Journey with COVID-19 - An Autistic Perspective from Karen Krejcha

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.


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 Spectrum Life Magazine’s Winter 2020-21 issue. It is part of the Stories from The Spectrum, Autism from an Autistic Perspective series and can be found at www.SpectrumLife.org.

Long-hauler quote from Karen Krejcha about COVID-19

References talked about in this episode:

Karen Krejcha's article at Spectrum Life Magazine: My Journey with COVID-19

Survivor Corps

Survivor Corps is one of the largest and fastest growing grassroots movements connecting, supporting, educating, motivating and mobilizing COVID-19 Survivors to support all medical, scientific and academic research, help stem the tide of this pandemic and assist in the national recovery.

www.SurvivorCorps.com

Survivor Corps Facebook Page 

Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit

The Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit is a collaborative project between the Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities with input from expert panel members and other key stakeholders. 

This toolkit is designed to provide self-advocates with the knowledge, skills and tools to learn about how to best advocate for their health and health care. The toolkit can also be utilized by direct service professionals and family members who also want to learn the information and/or who want to support self-advocates in their learning. 

Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit

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