Growing Pains. (Boring Health Stuff that Might Help Someone)

    This is from a Facebook Post a couple weeks ago. It helped some people. So I am posting it here: I am autistic. I also have an autonomic nervous system condition. I didn’t know these two facts until I was over the age of 40. I spent decades in search of answers. For… Continue reading Growing Pains. (Boring Health Stuff that Might Help Someone)

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The Naysayers and The Names We Call Ourselves

Before you continue, I encourage you to read this and this. Primarily, so I don’t have to repeat myself. * Much like the gender spectrum, considering the neurodiversity spectrum, I believe it is my personal right (and yours) to self-identify. * My neurology, essentially my autism (or Aspergers), is part of my identity and genetic… Continue reading The Naysayers and The Names We Call Ourselves

We cannot definitely say someone is not infected: COVID-19 Nightmares

“We don’t have a test that can definitely say someone is not infected,” said Dr. John Swartzberg, a specialist in infectious disease and clinical professor emeritus at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. (Source) I am listening to my neighbor who is standing outdoors below, outside my upstairs bedroom window, coughing his lungs out. I… Continue reading We cannot definitely say someone is not infected: COVID-19 Nightmares

Hello From Sam. 2020.

Hello All, Personal and professional life is keeping me very busy — that and binge watching Netflix and Amazon Prime shows. Priorities. Priorities. Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to! I’ll try to be self-deprecating enough, so this doesn’t sound like a bunch of bragging. Case in point, I had to look up… Continue reading Hello From Sam. 2020.

Take a Look Inside E.A. by Samantha Craft

I invite you to take a look inside of my book Everyday Aspergers. Take a look here. (I just deleted an entire paragraph explaining why I am uncomfortable with self-promotion. I’ll spare you the details!) My publisher, Your Stories Matter, took great care to provide this ‘book-to-look’ version of the second edition of Everyday Aspergers.… Continue reading Take a Look Inside E.A. by Samantha Craft

Why I Don’t Like Flying (or Traveling) . . .

Texted my friend Steff today. She had a ‘non-eventful’ flight . . . Not, me! I’m at a layover for a few hours. On my way to Hartford, Connecticut for a conference. Where I live in Olympia, Washington, it’s currently 3 am. But, I am in the airport in Chicago, Illinois; thusly, in this reality,… Continue reading Why I Don’t Like Flying (or Traveling) . . .

The Dark Side of Autism in the Workplace

Please see this powerful post on LinkedIn — the more autistic voices, and autistic supporters on LinkedIn, the better. Change needs to be made in the mainstream. The article is by me, my legal name: Marcelle Ciampi.  It wasn’t an easy one to write, and I greatly appreciate community support and your voices/input. Best to… Continue reading The Dark Side of Autism in the Workplace

Short Excerpts: On Autism

Hello friends. Sisters and brothers on the spectrum and those that are our strong supporters. . . be they lovers, friends, companions, guardians, counselors, neighbors, relatives . . . I’ve been working on a companion book to Everyday Aspergers. It will be excerpts from my three blogs Everyday Aspergers, Everyday Aspie, and Belly of a… Continue reading Short Excerpts: On Autism

It’s Not Enough To Invite Everyone to the Dance, When You Forget the Music

  “Many organizations worldwide are grappling with the opportunities and challenges of working with diversity. Diversity is a complex concept. ” ~ Working with Diversity: A Framework for Action Inclusion in the workplace looks very different than diversity initiatives. A trap organizations fall into is in thinking they are one in the same. This has… Continue reading It’s Not Enough To Invite Everyone to the Dance, When You Forget the Music

Ask an Autistic: 10 Considerations You Should Know Now (Not Tomorrow)

“We are loyal to those who support and nurture us . . . It frustrates me that I am expected to follow the same trajectory as all the others, while my positive traits are down played. If my employer could only help me to be my best, they’d get the best employee ever.” Apprentice Truck… Continue reading Ask an Autistic: 10 Considerations You Should Know Now (Not Tomorrow)