Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Great Race 2 Autism Awareness and Sean Williams

Greetings to all and I hope all our Autism and Scouting readers are having a wonderful July.

We are so happy to say that the Autism and Scouting Radio show is being very well received all over the world. I have to say that during the first couple broadcasts, I was a bit nervous but with each show, I am getting the kinks worked out.

We have also set up a new blog site just for the Radio Broadcasts. To see all past shows and to see who is coming up, you can go to the following:

Today, we wanted to give you a preview of our next installment  of Autism and Scouting Radio which will be on Friday July 20th from 10:00 - 10:30 am PST . Our special guest interview will be with Mr. Sean Williams who is the creator of the Great Race 2 Autism Awareness.

Sean is an amazing scout leader who is dedicated to bringing scouting to youth with all abilities. He is currently the Chairperson of the Foxfire District Special Needs Committee, District Roundtable Commissioner, Committee Member for Troop 3 which dates back 102 years to the founding of the Boy Scouts America and he is currently the driving force in putting together a Special Needs Venturing Crew (Crew 88) what will have its area of focus on life skills.

In addition to all of Sean’s leadership positions, he has been a strong advocate for training in the area of special needs. He hasn  run Special Needs Awareness Nights, developed a Special Needs Awareness Patch Program, Special Needs Awareness Unit Award, Special Needs & Scouting Roundtable training and developed and ran the Great Race to Autism Awareness.

Sean has earned his District’s Award of Merit, Commissioner Arrowhead Award and has completed Wood Badge as a Beaver. But his greatest treasure and his motivation is his son Richard, who is an Eagle Scout.

When his son Andrew was old enough to join scouting in 1984 that was when Tony went into Scouting full force and has never looked back.

We will focus on the Great Race 2 Autism Awareness that he developed and ran at the local Scout-O-Rama this past spring. We will find out what he learned, how the Great Race was run and how other scout leaders can use the program that he developed.  We will hear about the feedback that he has been getting. We will also get some tips on how to motivate local units to become more accepting to those that have scouts on the Autism Spectrum.

If there is enough time, we would also like to talk to him about the Venturing Crew that he is putting together but we may have to have him back again to talk about that venture.

Show day is Friday, July 20th, 2012 from 10:00 - 10:30 am. PST. There are a couple of ways to tune in:

1) You can call in live at (347) 855-8132.
2) You can go to the following link:

If you miss the initial broadcast, it will still be available on demand at the above link. We are also developing an expanded Autism and Scouting page where we will list all our broadcasts future and past.

Our next show scheduled show after Sean Williams is Thursday, July 26th, 2012 from 1:00 - 1:30 pm. PST when we talk to Adam Cox, Cubmaster and District Trainer. There are a couple of ways to tune in:

Here are direct links to both stations:


We invite you to come follow our shows and share the word about our new stations with your family, friends and social networks. The more we can spread the word, the better of a collaborative community we can develop!

So far the response has been wonderful for both stations. We are glad so many people like us and are interested in tuning in to see what we have in store for the future. If you missed our first broadcast or any of our other shows you can always listen to us on demand in our archive section. Here is a link directly to our Welcome to Autism Scouting Radio broadcast.

We also wanted to provide a link to our Welcome to Autism Empowerment Radio broadcast because this is a really great show that explains who Autism Empowerment is (we’re a 501(c) non-profit public charity), what our mission is, what our four foundational pillars of Accept, Enrich, Inspire and Empower mean and during this 30 minute show, we give a great overall at look at where we’ve been in the past year, what we’re doing and where we’re going.


If you know of anybody that you would like to see interviewed or you have a topic idea for a future broadcast, please let us know by emailing john@autismempowerment.org

Accept, Enrich, Inspire, Empower!

To learn more about Autism Empowerment, a 501(c)(3) public charity and to help financially support our Autism and Scouting Program, please visit:

Autism and Scouting Program, please visit:Autism Empowerment - http://www.autismempowerment.org

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