Autism Interview #165: Michele Truty on Late Diagnosis and Autistic Identity

Michele Truty is a vegan writer from Chicago recently awakening to her Autistic identity as an adult. She has worked in book and magazine publishing for a variety of different companies across the U.S. Michele documents her discoveries and shares insights about autism in women on her blog Delightfully Quirky. This week she shared her experience pursuing a formal diagnosis and the desire for proper supports for Autistic children and their families.

Autism Interview #164 Part 2: Kristen Hovet on Identifying Autism in Young Girls, Stereotyping, and Microaggressions

Kristen Hovet is a science writer and research communications specialist, covering health research and innovation. After being diagnosed with autism at the age of 38, she set out to create a platform, The Other Autism, to speak about late diagnosis in females and on the positive sides of being autistic. In Part One of her interview, Kristen shared her long path to obtaining an autism diagnosis and explained the more subtle ways autism can manifest both in herself and many other Autistic people. In Part Two she shares indicators for identifying autism in young girls as well as some common stereotypes about autism in women.

Autism Interview #164 Part 1: Kristen Hovet on the Winding Path to Diagnosis and Subtle Manifestations

Kristen Hovet is a science writer and research communications specialist, covering health research and innovation. After being diagnosed with autism at the age of 38, she set out to create a platform, The Other Autism, to speak about late diagnosis in females and on the positive sides of being autistic. In Part One of her two-part interview, Kristen shares her long path to obtaining an autism diagnosis and explains the more subtle ways autism can manifest both in herself and many other Autistic people.

Autism Interview #161, Part Two: Marcelle Ciampi on Learning About and Advocating for Neurodiversity

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Marcelle Ciampi M.Ed. (aka Samantha Craft) is an author/advocate best known for her book Everyday Aspergers. She serves as the Ambassador and Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Ultranauts Inc., an engineering firm with a neurodiversity-hiring initiative, where Ciampi is credited for developing an innovative universal design approach for inclusion. She also provides keynotes, workshops, corporate training, consulting, and life coaching for Spectrum Suite. In Part One of her interview, Ciampi discussed how Ultranauts is serving as a model of workplace inclusion and offers advice for advocating for inclusion in the educational setting as well. In Part Two, Ciampi shared a defense of the neurodiversity paradigm as well as resources for families interested in learning more.        

Autism Interview #161, Part One: Marcelle Ciampi on Core Inclusion in the Workplace and School

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 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. She serves as the Ambassador and Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Ultranauts Inc., an engineering firm with a neurodiversity-hiring initiative, where Ciampi is credited for developing an innovative universal design approach for inclusion. She also provides keynotes, workshops, corporate training, consulting, and life coaching for Spectrum Suite. In Part One of her two-part interview, Ciampi discussed how Ultranauts is serving as a model of workplace inclusion and offers advice for advocating for inclusion in the educational setting as well.  

Autism Interview #159: Robbie Ierubino on the Creative Pentagram

Robbie Ierubino is an American artist studying Arts and Creative Technologies at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, England. In a 2019 interview on this blog, he shared his own style of art he developed, which he calls “shapism” and how he uses his art to communicate his unique world perspective and advocate for autism acceptance. This week he shared new creative process theory the Creative Pentagram and offers advice for Autistic artists.