Category Archives: Special Needs

Autism and Scouting 1st Annual Community Summit

On December 28th in Vancouver scouting leaders from around the Northwest will come together to collaborate, share and learn strategies to best support youth in their groups who are on the autism spectrum.

This is open to any leader from any organization who serves youth in a scouting program and wants to help positively support youth with autism, Asperger syndrome or ASD in the world of Scouting.

Cost: FREE + Lunch will be provided (if preregistered) + a Free Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit will be provided as well for any unit willing to make a commitment to welcome scouts with Autism or Aspergers into their group. (One free kit per unit, additional kits available for $49.95 each.)

Register Online:  (Limited to first 100 attendees)

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Immunization Waiver Form

For those families who opt not to immunize, the following form must be included with their medical form.

Portland Autism Discussion open to Scout Leaders

Monday, December 3rd at 630pm there will be an Autism discussion held at Intel’s Hawthorne Farms Campus.

This event is listed as an Autism Professionals event. This means that they are not prepared to have parents attend for the purpose of speaking only about their own child.

The topic will be Acceptance and Awareness.

ASD Focus Group to be held in Ft. Clatsop District

Late July there will be an “Extracurricular Service Providers ASD Focus Group”.

Ft. Clatsop District has the unique opportunity to host a focus group tailored to Scouting units working with Scouts who have Aspergers/Autism. The purpose of this event is to better equip Scout leaders to make scouting a positive experience for everyone involved.

Final details are being worked out. This will be a local event and the fee will be minimal.

There will be 2 guest speakers…A clinical psychologist who specializes in Aspergers/Autism and her colleague, a highly gifted ASD adult, both from the Portland area.

The event will last approximately 3 hours and be held mid day on a Saturday.

Please leave a comment or contact if you are interested.

Complete details will be posted shortly.