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.
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
“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
I work for a technological company that takes into consideration the implications of autism hiring initiatives. We work collaboratively to provide a transparent and fair recruitment process, make available free online resources, and maintain consistent communication with job seekers and employees. An autistic and a parent of an autistic both largely oversee the recruitment… Continue reading Neurodiversity Hiring Initiatives: Are They Failing Autistics?
“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)
If you are familiar with the topic of autism and the workplace, you’ve likely noted that extensive time and energy is dedicated to the way in which an autistic job seeker can change their presentation style in effort to get hired. I was recently contacted by a job candidate on the autism spectrum who wrote: ‘As… Continue reading Fake It: How We are Failing Autistic Job Seekers and What You Can Do About It
There is a statistic quoted, 1000 times over, about unemployment and underemployment rates associated with the autistic population. I used to quote it. The quote states: Sources estimate between 75% and 80% of autistic adults are either unemployed or underemployed. I’ve heard this statistic on news channels. Watched it on YouTube videos. Read it in books.… Continue reading Autism & Employment: Setting the Record Straight.
So, I’ve been procrastinating on this post since December 2018. I’ve analyzed why and have come up short. It’s likely that I don’t care much for self-promotion. Indeed, in the last 6+ years I can count on one hand how many times I’ve asked folks to share about my Everyday Aspergers Facebook page. (And that… Continue reading It’s All About the Ovaries. Second Edition of Everyday Aspergers: Part One
8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft Here are several strategies for attracting and retaining autistic job candidates, based on my experience working as a job recruiter and community manager for an innovative technology company that provides employment for individuals on the autism spectrum in the USA. 1.… Continue reading 8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Job Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft
11 Tips for Job Seekers on the Autism Spectrum from an Autistic Recruiter by Samantha Craft, M.Ed. At the 2016 Autistics Present Conference in the state of Washington, USA, hosted by Bellevue College, a member of the Microsoft Autism Inclusive Hiring Panel stated that he was “afraid to take the next step of finding a… Continue reading 11 Tips for Job Seekers on the Autism Spectrum from an Autistic Recruiter!