The Blue World of LinkedIn: A Neurodivergent Individual’s View

(Please note, I cannot get to comments on this blog, at this time.) * The Blue World of LinkedIn A jumbly prose by Samantha Craft, 9.2020 * It’s all jumbly when I jump online and go to the blue place.*** I think about ‘my autism’—I mean being autistic.* And how there are days LinkedIn seems… Continue reading The Blue World of LinkedIn: A Neurodivergent Individual’s View

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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

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

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)

Celebrating Becoming ‘Normal’

I posted a, what-turned-out-to-be, thought provoking statement on social media yesterday (on my Facebook author’s page and Everyday Aspergers page). Thank you for all who partook in the discussion. I had angst after I made my post, and started to stim and move into OCD behaviors. I had to modify one part of my posted… Continue reading Celebrating Becoming ‘Normal’

Autism: Outside the ‘disorder’ box

My favorite course in college, back in the late-80s, was LOGIC! If A = B and B= C, then A = C  Yes! Of course! Indeed! Bravo! Finally something that makes sense in my world! I used a similar line of logic below . . . Autism = a developmental disorder Autism = Disorder A =… Continue reading Autism: Outside the ‘disorder’ box

Autism & Employment: Setting the Record Straight.

  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.

Tips & Considerations for Autistic Job Seekers and Employers 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 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

Meet Michelle: Samantha Craft interviews autistic author Michelle Vines

“Asperger’s on the Inside is an acutely honest and often highly entertaining memoir by Michelle Vines about life with Asperger’s Syndrome. The book follows Michelle in exploring her past and takes the reader with her on her journey to receiving and accepting her diagnosis.” ~ Book description on Amazon. Samantha Craft interviews author Michelle Vines about… Continue reading Meet Michelle: Samantha Craft interviews autistic author Michelle Vines