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
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
“Autism is a gift to an employer, not a burden. The few simple accommodations that might be required are worth the punctuality, attention to detail, creative out-of-the-box thinking, problem solving ability, task focus, etc.” Autistic Disability Supports Coordinator, Australia Autism awareness has been on the rise for decades now, first driven by the… Continue reading Autistics: We Aren’t All Tech Savvy
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.
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
I recently presented Job Seeker Tips on my website Spectrum Suite. The list is based on extensive research and my own experience as a current (autistic) job recruiter and community manager for a nationwide technology company that provides employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum in the USA. I encourage you to take a… Continue reading Tips & Considerations for Autistic Job Seekers and Employers by Samantha Craft
What if The Tables were Turned . . . What would it be like if autistics were the founders, owners, leaders, managers, and supervisors in most businesses in the world? And we told the non-autistics that we would train them for bottom-level entry jobs but they could work their way up, maybe. And we told the… Continue reading What If the Tables were Turned