“Beyond loving and brave.”
“Samantha Craft is a leading voice and shining example for people with Asperger’s syndrome.”
“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 (ultratesting.us), and spending time with loved ones. You can contact Sam from this site or on Twitter @aspergersgirls. (Sam’s legal name is Marcelle Ciampi.)
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.