Spectrum Suite LLC works with the not-for-profit NeuroGuides. Marcelle Ciampi (aka Samantha Craft) and J David Hall provide keynotes, workshops, corporate training, consulting, and life coaching. We speak and write on a variety of topics such as: Neurodiversity, Workplace Inclusivity, self-empowerment/advocacy, job recruiting/HR, relationships, parenting, job seeking, DE&I, late-age diagnosis, and autism/neurodiversity introduction. Many leading experts reach out to us for consultancy or collaboration, such as D&I Trainers, personal coaches, researchers at top universities, executives at top firms, Uptimize (provides instructional videos for Fortune 500 companies), the CEO of Ultranauts Inc., and autistic lawyer Haley Moss. Marcelle is recognized for her inclusion works and expertise by role models, including bestselling author Steve Silberman, and the sociologist who coined the word ‘neurodiversity,’ Judy Singer, and has been interviewed for several books. Her own books are here. Please let us know why you would like to meet. email: marcellelinn [at] icloud.com or marcelle [at] ultranauts.co
- Initial consultation
- Interview for upcoming manuscript/book
- Interview for blog, podcast, radio
- Review an idea or project that you wish to include us in
- A professional quote for an article, book, research project
- Review of a new manuscript/book
- Networking in which there is something of value in exchange for our time
- Some appearances related to Ultranauts Inc./college students/job seekers
- Discuss serving on a board, chairing a conference selection committee
- Discuss bringing us on to an expert team
To network or request a resource, please directly message Marcelle on Linkedin
Virtual and In-Person Services
Prices vary based on travel, time, virtual/in-person, topic. We are located in Olympia, Washington, USA.
- Review idea, project, etc. or gain from our expertise
- Networking to introduce yourself and gather resources
- Project, training, literature, or video program review
- Workshop, Training, Webinar, Presentation
- Keynote, expert panel, and conference appearance
- LifeGuides for Autistics Coaching
Our expertise is based on direct experience and proven strategies working as D&I specialists and as a recruitment & community manager/coach for an engineering firm with an autism hiring initiative (where 75% of the workforce identifies with being on the autism spectrum). As a professional Autistic couple, with grown children on the autism spectrum, we offer a unique perspective few other organizations can provide. Our experience includes one-on-one client work, consultancy in the business sector, over 3000 hours of study, and correspondence with 1000s of Autistic individuals and their supporters around the globe.
Our universal design inclusivity training emphasizes the idea that best inclusion practices assist everyone, not just a select group or ‘minority,’ encourage fair workplace practices, and discourage an inferior/superior construct.
J David Hall, M. Div. (Bio)
David is the founder of NeuroGuides/LifeGuides for Autistics, a non-profit organization that provides business consultations and life coaching for autistic people around the globe. His team works closely with autistic individuals to assist in vocational and relationship skills and access to services and accommodations. A father to three autistic persons, and on the autism spectrum himself, David is passionately focused on guiding neurodivergent persons to discover their strengths and to enjoy meaningful lives. Known as a relentless optimist and encourager, David speaks at various national events. David’s organization is partnered with Neoclastic.org, a not-for-profit writers’ platform that documents the autistic experience through the lens and work of autistic individuals. A fifth generation native Texan, David is enjoying his new found home in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Linkedin Profile
Marcelle Ciampi, M.Ed. aka Samantha Craft, a respected autistic author and worldwide advocate, is best known for her writings found in the well-received book Everyday Aspergers. Marcelle was instrumental in creating one of the first support groups for late-age diagnosed Autistic individuals (2012), when few places for support existed. Her resources have enabled 1000s of adults to receive an ASC diagnosis. A former school teacher, she has been featured in various literature, including peer-reviewed journals, the Stanford project: ND GiFTS, ICare4 Autism, Autism Parenting Magazine, Oracle, Neuroclastic, The Mighty, The Art of Autism, and Different Brains. Considered an expert in the field of neurodiversity in the workplace, Marcelle has been quoted in multiple books and research studies. She serves as the Senior Manger of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Ambassador at Ultranauts Inc., an engineering firm with an autism hiring initiative, where she is credited for developing an innovative universal design approach for inclusion. Her knowledge is shared through consultancy work at quality enterprises, such as Uptimize and Spectrum Fusion. A contributing author of Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism, Marcelle speaks globally on the topic of life as a ‘neurovariant.’ She also serves as the founder of Spectrum Suite LLC, the Co-founder of the Spectrum Lights Inclusion Summit, Co-executive of LifeGuides for Autistics, and a contributor and advisor to autism organizations and conferences around the world. Some of her works, especially the Autistic Traits List, have been translated into multiple languages and been widely shared in counseling offices. Marcelle is diagnosed autistic with gifted-intellect, and also is dyslexic and dyspraxic. She resides in the Pacific Northwest U.S.A. with her sons and autistic life partner.
Sample of events:
Mix 96 Radio, Different Brains, EACE Neurodiversity Conference, Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference, Spectrum Lights Inclusion Summit, Southwest Washington Autism Conference, Bellingham SHRM, Metro Library Autism Advocacy Series, Microsoft, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Aspiring Youth/Delphi Programs/Ryther, Stanford University Neurodiversity Summit, Elijah Winfrey Show, BNY Mellon, E*Trade, General Assembly (NY), Marshall University, Autism Explained Summit, North Carolina University, College of Autism Summit, Lexington Board of Health, Neuroguides Parent Webinar, AANE, AHEDD, University of New South Wales faculty (Australia), Bellevue College, Skills Empowered, NASPA Conference, Spectrumly Speaking, Accenture, Deloitte (NZ), AstraZeneca (International)
“Looking forward to hearing from the amazing Marcelle Ciampi” Judy Singer, Sociologist who coined the word ‘Neurodiversity’ 2020
“By exploring her autism, Craft teaches us all how to be more compassionate and alive human beings.” Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
“I just wanted to say how strongly I admire your insights and how deeply I was moved by hearing you speak at the Stanford Neurodiversity Summit. I’m very new to the community but this has really inspired hope in what’s felt like a 3 decade isolating journey. Definitely cried and more importantly, felt SO connected and inspired by just watching this.” Autistic Researcher and Consultant
“What a brilliant session. Marcelle is such a constructive speaker. Her ability to cut clearly to the issue and explain in such easy to understand terms elements such as inclusion/diversity and universal design is powerful. Working to ensure an inclusive world, especially in employment, where there is no ‘less than/more than’ . . . Thank you for this powerful session.” Viewer at the Autism Explained Summit
“Myself and the whole GA community were so incredibly moved by your words on stage.The whole General Assembly community was truly in awe of the presentation . . .” Daniel Robinson, General Assembly, NY, 2020
“It was so wonderful to meet you . . . at the pre-conference and join you for the breakout session . . . You had such a wonderful impact on me, personally and professionally. Everything you shared was so excellent. I furiously took notes and have provided your name and resources you shared to a number of family, friends, and colleagues already and I only just got back to my campus. Keep doing all the great work you are doing. It is helping so many people.” Kate, EACE conference participant
“Your autism checklist changed my life!” Autistic woman
“Thank you very much for your amazing writing and all you do for the autistic community!” Adult on the spectrum
“Excellent and informative presentation. Also so relaxed and fun.” Brian Bird, Autistic Advocate
“Samantha Craft is a tremendously comforting fountain of information on for anyone on the spectrum and the people who love them.” Paige Morano
“I am so grateful and proud of you for leading the ways with not only your brave words and also your actions. Only few advocates can plant seeds well, by exercising self-control, setting boundaries and passion to continue to learn; that is your gift.” Professional Associate
“Talk about a life changing moment for me! It is so heartwarming to see the description as a neutral or even endearing series of traits; many of which we adore about our son!” Sophie L.
“I want to say that you impacted my life so much, and we’re one of the people online who helped me realize that I am probably autistic (because of your female checklist). So keep doing the work you’re doing because you’re certainly making a difference!” Shani