“Beyond loving and brave.”
“Inspirational. Moved me to tears.”
“Authentic and from the heart.”
Samantha is best known for her prolific writings found in her well-received blog and book, Everyday Aspergers. A former schoolteacher, with a Master’s Degree in Education (special emphasis on adult education and curriculum development), Sam has been published in peer reviewed journals, been featured in autistic literature, and has completed several graduate-level courses in the field of counseling. Some of her works, especially The Ten Traits, have been translated into multiple languages. A natural entrepreneur, in her lifetime, Sam has established and developed a pre-kindergarten program, a counseling business, and a homeschool curriculum site. Recently, she founded Spectrum Suite, LLC, dedicated to the celebration of neurodiversity through the arts and literature. Sam has served as a volunteer tutor, a spiritual counselor, an advocate for children with special needs, and a voice for individuals on the autism spectrum. Since 2012, she has had the opportunity to converse with thousands of individuals touched by autism across the globe. A mother of three teenage boys, (her second oldest son is on the autism spectrum), Sam lives in Western Washington where she enjoys writing, painting, the arts, movies, her work as a community manager and lead recruiter for a technology company that employs neurodivergent individuals, and spending time with loved ones. You can contact Sam from this site or on Twitter @aspergersgirls.
Sam is currently working on her second book: Autism in a Briefcase.
Her speaking events and workshops incorporate aspects of autism/Aspergers/neurodiversity awareness, acceptance, empowerment, and employment. For more information on upcoming events see Speaker & Workshops.