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

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8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Job Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft

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

From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown

 From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown Autistics have shutdowns. It’s part of life. There are multiple root causes for a shutdown, including the result of sensory overload, physical and mental exhaustion, unexpected news, anxiety about an upcoming event, and upheaval in our schedule. Sometimes it comes in combination; other times it comes down to… Continue reading From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown

11 Tips for Job Seekers on the Autism Spectrum from an Autistic Recruiter!

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!

“Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

The original start of the title was Master Mind Fu** . . . Which still works. I abide by the philosophy of take what you need and leave the rest behind. I was taught manners and live by the golden rule of treat others how you wish to be treated. I take pride in my… Continue reading “Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

Resolution

During this time of New Year’s Resolutions, I am reminded that life is not about me, but about us.   I recognize. I recognize myself in you. I respect. I respect my right to set goals, have plans, and set out for success. I respect my ability to discern and base actions on history. I… Continue reading Resolution

10 Facts You May Not Know About the Book Everyday Aspergers

  The book Everyday Aspergers was ten years in the making. The author, a former schoolteacher and respected leader in the autism community, was diagnosed with Aspergers in her mid-forties; she has dyslexia and dyspraxia. 1000s of copies have been given away for free. Everyday Aspergers is critically acclaimed by professionals and authors, including Steve Silberman of… Continue reading 10 Facts You May Not Know About the Book Everyday Aspergers

Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture

Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture Empowerment comes with responsibility. Now, more than ever, as autistics become empowered, and meet together in thousands of circles on social media, in coffee shops, at festivals and conferences, we must acknowledge that our voices will affect generations of autistics to come. As autistics,… Continue reading Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture

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 Rudy Simone

Meet Rudy Simone: Autistic Bestselling Author, Advocate & President and Founder of the International Aspergirl® Society Sam: Thank you for being here, Rudy. It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to get to know you and to learn more about your recent works and projects. Your well-received Aspergirls was one of the first books I picked up, years… Continue reading Meet Rudy Simone