Naturally Autistic® ANCA® welcomes our amazing, & very talented international ANCA® Team!
You can view their articles, their stories, poetry, monthly columns, photography, video-graphic art, editorials and more in our Naturally Autistic Magazine.
ANCA is proud to announce our AWAF 2017 Workshop Presentation committee:
Committee Chair: Samantha Craft (Marcelle), M.Ed. (USA) is the mother of three teenage boys, one who is on the autism spectrum. Samantha is the job recruiter and community manager for a neurodiverse friendly company, ULTRA Testing, an autism educator, the author of the blog and book Everyday Aspergers, Selection Committee Chair at the ANCA World Autism Festival, and is active in autism groups locally and globally. She can be reached at her company Spectrum Suite LLC firstname.lastname@example.org.
Krista Packer (USA) I’m the mother of four boys, one who is on the autism spectrum (ages 14-22). I’m active in the autism community, including a member of AVA Autism Volunteer Association, an assistant at Spectrum Suite LLC, and host of my online Aspergers support group. I’ve also been an advocate for 10 yrs to parents and children on the autism spectrum. I recently traveled to the U.K. and meet others on the spectrum, traveled alone through 28 states, and camped national forests, while meeting others on the spectrum and spreading autism knowledge/awareness. My interests/passions are helping other Aspies/Autists by offering support, sharing my own personal story. My other passions: remodeling, refurbishing/giving new life to antiques, fixing electronics, buying/selling antiques, and this NEW found love of traveling within nature. I’m at peace within nature.
We are honored today to announce our newest member of our ANCA Team: ANCA World Ambassador representing the United States of America, and her home region of Covina, California, Kelly Green, AWAF Regional Director for Region #1 The Americas. Kelly will be hosting a new radio show on ANCA Radio Shows
We are honored today to announce our newest member of our ANCA Team: ANCA World Ambassador representing the United States of America, and her home region of Rochester, NY, Elizabeth Pritchard, 2016 INAP AWARD Recipient for the Visual Arts. Elizabeth is an author, an advocate, an illustrator and visual artist and Entrepreneur – visit Paperbag Comics to learn more. You can purchase her products on her shop page Elizabeth will be scheduling and hosting ANCA radio Shows in the coming weeks as well as our ANCA Online TV on our livestream channel Naturally Autistic ANCA
Livestream Naturally Autistic ANCA Channel (ANCA ONLINE TV):
April Goodbrake has been with ANCA since July 2016 – she is 2016 INAP AWARD recipient for Performing Arts. April is responsible for updating on a weekly basis the livestream ANCA Online TV channel
ANCA Radio Show Host:
Tim Pylypiuk has been with ANCA since inception. he has trained as a facilitator in the ‘Autistic Paradigm from the inside out’, and supported group training sessions, workshops with educators and clinical professionals. Tim is a writer and play write, who currently hosts ANCA Radio Shows on Saturdays “Radio Drama” and “Writer’s Block”. He co-hosts with Bob Delaney for Writer’s Block. Tim also supports aspiring artists in radio drama who are writers and play actors. Many of the radio dramas are acted by the autistic community as well as written by them.
Manager of ANCA Radio and ANCA Radio Show Host:
Maria Iliou from New York, is director of ANCA Radio Shows. Maria has been with the ANCA radio Shows since the inception approximately five years ago. She is an artist, specializing in Greek Art, she runs a local support group in Long Island, produces a Community Television program, is a poet and is a published writer. Ms. Iliou is the only International Naturally Autistic People Awards recipient earning awards for three years in a row: 2010 Visual Arts; 2011 Community Mentor; 2012 Literary Arts. She is an excellent mentor for both autistic people and parents of autistic children, teens and adults
Editor, Naturally Autistic magazine:
Bob Delaney is a freelance copy editor and fact checker for various book and magazine publishers. Previously, he served for six years as editor at Squadron/Signal Publications of Carollton, Texas. Mr. Delaney was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2004. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and his interests include refereeing soccer, scale modeling, reading and viewing classic films. He has been Editor for Naturally Autistic magazine since 2010.
Operations Manager, Awaiting to fill Position: