J. David Hall is the founder and CEO of the Foundation for Life Guides for Autistics (LGFA) / NeuroGuides, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 2017. His organization provides business consultations on neurodiversity, inclusivity, and life coaching for autistic people and other neurodivergent persons worldwide. He’s Dad to three persons diagnosed on the autism spectrum (ASD) and was diagnosed himself as autistic a few years ago.
His team of Neuroguides (life and job coaches) works closely with autistic and other neurodivergent individuals in helping them to succeed socially, occupationally, and relationally. A father to three autistic persons and on the autism spectrum (ASD) himself, David is passionately focused on guiding neurodivergent persons to discover their strengths and to enjoy meaningful lives.
Known as a relentless optimist and encourager, David is a celebrated writer who speaks at various national events and is a sought-after DEI and neurodiversity consultant for corporations.
David lives in the South Puget Sound of Washington state, where he writes, reads, cares for birds, hunts mushrooms, and rides his mountain bike.
Recent events and upcoming appearances include:
Different Brains, Spectrum Lights Inclusion Summit, Southwest Washington Autism Conference, Bellingham SHRM, Microsoft, Seattle Aspiring Youth/Delphi Programs/Ryther, Stanford University Neurodiversity Summit, Elijah Winfrey Show, North Carolina University, Neuroguides Parent Webinars and Podcast interviews, founding member of the Diversity with Dignity Global Roundtable, corporate leadership trainings and coaching services with several Fortune 500 companies and government agencies in neurodiversity and building true inclusive workplace cultures.
Strengths Finders 2.0 Attributes: Connectedness, Developer, Empathy, Input and WOO (Winning Others Over).
Samantha Craft, M.Ed. (aka Marcelle Ciampi) is a respected Autistic author and worldwide ambassador and consultant, best known for her writings found in the well-received book Everyday Aspergers. Her resources have enabled thousands of adults to receive an autism diagnosis. A former school teacher, she has been featured in various literature, including Stanford University project ND GiFTS, ICARE4 Autism, recruiter.com, and Autism Parenting Magazine. Considered an expert in the field of neurodiversity in the workplace, by leading thought leaders, Craft has been quoted in dozens of books and research studies. She serves as the Senior Manager of DEI at Ultranauts Inc., an engineering firm with an autism hiring initiative. A contributing author of the book Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism, she also serves as the founder of Spectrum Suite LLC and a contributor and advisor to autism organizations and conferences around the world. Some of her works, especially The Autistic Traits List, have been translated into multiple languages and widely shared in counseling offices. Her newest book, to be released in late-2021, is Autism in a Briefcase: Straight Talk About Belonging in a Neurodiverse World. Craft is a neurovariant, diagnosed as Autistic with gifted-intellect, and is also dyslexic and dyspraxic with other coexisting conditions. She resides in the Pacific Northwest U.S.A. where she enjoys time with her three sons and life partner.
Sampling of appearances:
Mix 96, Different Brains, EACE Neurodiversity Conference, Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference, SW Washington Autism Conference, SHRM, Metro Library Autism Advocacy Series, Microsoft, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Aspiring Youth/Delphi Programs/Ryther, Stanford Neurodiversity Summit, Elijah Winfrey Show, BNY Mellon, E*Trade, General Assembly, Marshall University, Autism Explained Summit, North Carolina University, College Autism Summit, Lexington Board of Health & Community, AANE, AHEDD, University of New South Wales faculty, Bellevue College, Skills Empowered, Spectrumly Speaking, NFAR, Deloitte (NZ), AstraZeneca, Autism Parenting Magazine Summit, DeVry University, Linkedin Learning, Meltwater, H-E-B Food Stores, Accenture, NASPA, Sharp Health Care, PowertoFly, California State University Chico
Tabitha Molett completed her undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Dallas and continued her education at Southern Methodist University, graduating with honors and obtaining an M.Ed., MRT, and GT Endorsement. She holds a twice-exceptional certification and is currently working on her doctorate in Cognitive Diversity. She has over 20 years of combined experience within the corporate, education, and non-profit sectors. Neurodiversity became a focus when Tabitha witnessed firsthand the challenges to those who are ‘wired differently.’ She successfully works with professionals, students, parents, and adults within the alphabet soup of labels: gifted, profoundly gifted, ASC, dyslexic, ADHD, dysgraphia, mood disorders, anxiety, SPD, and TS – to name a few. She listens openly, advocates, innovates, and enacts change for the organizations she works with to bring diversity, inclusion, and belonging to everyone involved. Tabitha served as the Head of School at a private academy for gifted and twice-exceptional students in Texas, where she completed a significant reorganization to restore stability and realign the school’s mission and vision. She also co-founded an educational company for exceptional thinkers, presented at multiple conferences, and contributed on several boards. Tabitha brings experience in the fields of neurodiversity, gifted education, leadership, policy creation, and purpose-driven program development. Tabitha currently bounces between the US and the UK as she finishes her dissertation.