March 19, 2013
Thank you for being here. I welcome you with open arms, open heart, and appreciation.
My pen name is “Samantha Craft.” I am the author of this blog: Everyday Aspergers. I reside in the state of Washington in the USA and hold a Masters Degree in Education. I have an official diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. My middle son also has an Asperger’s diagnosis.
In February of 2012, shortly after realizing I had Aspergers, I started writing this blog.
Some of these articles have been published in a peer reviewed journal. All are copyrighted.
You can find me by clicking the like-page on Facebook to your left.
And to all the friends I have made along this journey: thank you
(My new blog started in May of 2013 is here: Belly of a Star)
Much Light and Love to You,
I hope you are well during these challenging times.
I am writing to provide a few updates (2020) for anyone who happens upon this homepage.
Here is the Autistic Trait’s List.
Here is a link to one of my Linkedin Articles that will bring you to my profile and some articles there!
My new works include much advocacy for Universal Design in the Workplace, which equates to true inclusivity, where all employees are given opportunity to the same support measures and community engagement, such as the same best-practices interviews, job coaches, support team; not just one marginalized minority, e.g., autistic individuals.
I am working on a book on empowerment on the autism spectrum.
I am my waving from afar, and wishing you so very well! I cannot believe it’s been 8 YEARS!
I now call myself a ‘neuro-minoriy’ (coined by Judy Singer) and consider myself a neurodivergent-blend (coined by me!). I am neurodivergent-blend because of my autistic profile, gifted-intellect diagnosis, dyslexia, dyspraxia, OCD, etc. etc. etc.
My book is now available around the world in paperback! Check out Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Everyday Aspergers is an unusual and powerful exploration of one woman’s marvelously lived life. Reminiscent of the best of Anne Lamott, Everyday Aspergers jumps back and forth in time through a series of interlocking vignettes that give insight and context to her lived experience as an autistic woman. The humor and light touch is disarming, because underneath light observations and quirky moments are buried deep truths about the human experience and about her own work as an autistic woman discerning how to live her best life. From learning how to make eye contact to finding ways to communicate her needs to being a dyslexic cheerleader and a fraught mother of also-autistic son, Samantha Craft gives us a marvelous spectrum of experiences. Highly recommended for everyone to read — especially those who love people who are just a little different.”~ Ned Hayes, bestselling author of The Eagle Tree