8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Job Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft

8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft Here are several strategies for attracting and retaining autistic job candidates, based on my experience working as a job recruiter and community manager for an innovative technology company that provides employment for individuals on the autism spectrum in the USA. 1.… Continue reading 8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Job Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft

From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown

 From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown Autistics have shutdowns. It’s part of life. There are multiple root causes for a shutdown, including the result of sensory overload, physical and mental exhaustion, unexpected news, anxiety about an upcoming event, and upheaval in our schedule. Sometimes it comes in combination; other times it comes down to… Continue reading From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown

11 Tips for Job Seekers on the Autism Spectrum from an Autistic

    11 Tips for Job Seekers on the Autism Spectrum from an Autistic  by Samantha Craft, M.Ed. At the 2016 Autistics Present Conference in the state of Washington, USA, hosted by Bellevue College, a member of the Microsoft Autism Inclusive Hiring Panel stated that he was “afraid to take the next step of finding… Continue reading 11 Tips for Job Seekers on the Autism Spectrum from an Autistic

“Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

The original start of the title was Master Mind Fu** . . . Which still works. I abide by the philosophy of take what you need and leave the rest behind. I was taught manners and live by the golden rule of treat others how I wish to be treated. I take pride in my… Continue reading “Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

The Real Voice of Autism

A speech by an autistic What is autism? Once I say I am “autistic,” I understand I will never be perceived the same again. And that is both my sword to bear and light to share. There is no way to fully understand autism, unless you are autistic. But there are numerous ways to raise… Continue reading The Real Voice of Autism

Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: The Dilemma of Disclosing Autism

“. . . brain variations are normal and should be respected, just like differences in gender and race. People with autism, according to this philosophy, aren’t abnormal. It’s just that they might need some extra support to live in a society built with “neurotypical” people in mind.” Microsoft Wants Autistic Coders. Can It Find Them… Continue reading Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: The Dilemma of Disclosing Autism

Resolution

During this time of New Year’s Resolutions, I am reminded that life is not about me, but about us.   I recognize. I recognize myself in you. I respect. I respect my right to set goals, have plans, and set out for success. I respect my ability to discern and base actions on history. I… Continue reading Resolution