“Authentic and from the Heart!”
Marcie Ciampi, M.Ed (AKA: Samantha Craft)Craft is best known for her prolific writings found in her well-received book and blog Everyday Aspergers. A professional educator, she has been published in peer-reviewed journals and been featured in various literature , including Aspien Women, Autism Parenting Magazine, The Mighty, Spectrum Women, Project Aspie and Different Brains. She is contributing author of the book Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism and speaks on the topic of neurodiversity. Craft was the Community Achievement Award recipient at the ANCA World Autism Festival (2017). Her works have been translated into multiple languages, with her list of traits for females on the autism spectrum shared in counseling offices around the world. Since 2012, she’s had the opportunity to correspond with over 10,000 individuals on the autism spectrum. Her Blog, Belly of a Star, features her paintings and drawings and over 100 poems and spiritual writings. Craft also serves as a vocational coach, a peer mentor, business consultant, and as the Lead Job Recruiter and Community Manager at ULTRA Testing, an innovative technology company with a neurodiversity hiring initiative.