Sam Warner – The Autistic Interpreter

Communication Specialist



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Based in Shropshire, UK.

Experienced live / virtual trainer and remote coach.  Certified Mental Health First Aider. Distinguished Toastmaster.  BA (Hons) Business Management

psa-logo-transparent Associate Member of the Professional Speaking Association

The Autistic Interpreter

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Sam works with organisations wishing to attract and retain neurodivergent talent.  Supporting them in enhancing their recruitment and onboarding processes, including job adverts, interviews, & inductions. Sam runs the The New Rules of Engagement (TM) training course to inform, combat conflict, alleviate difficult conversations and create an inclusive team culture. Sam helps businesses put together a list of offered reasonable adjustments/accommodations/adaptations they can offer to any new starters to help them achieve approx 15% increase in profits.

Sam also provides an interpreter service for adults & older teenage children with diagnosed or un-diagnosed Autism, ADHD and PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) & helps them, their friends, family & co-workers to communicate better. She shares a lot of techniques she employs as coping mechanisms for various behavioural problems & challenging situations. Sam understands the different ways in which the brain processes information & makes sense of the world. She offers an informal pre-diagnosis consultation to help people find the words to self-advocate for a formal diagnosis.

She uses her broad knowledge when working with a variety of people from different backgrounds and is known for her communication and behaviours interpreter work with Neurodivergent adults and their friends, colleagues and families.

Professional Speaker & Trainer

Sam is a professional speaker, delivering talks and keynotes at conferences, banquets and events internationally.  Sam is available for conferences, workshops & keynotes. She also attends corporate events to share her knowledge and experience of integrating adults with Asperger’s into a team with colleagues who are not considered to be on the spectrum.

Sam’s video series is coming soon on YouTube…

Radio & Voice work

  • Sam is often asked to speak on BBC Radio Shropshire and other Radio Stations on Neurodiversity-related or communication-related subjects like TEDx.
  •  Sam has lent her voice to an audio book, you can hear her here: Quotes from the Gurus – Audio Book
  • Sam is developing a podcast – coming soon….

TEDx Speaker, Speaker Coach and Event Organiser

Sam has organised two TEDxTelford events in 2018 & 2019.

She delivered her own TEDxTalk “The New Rules of Engagement” at TEDxMalvern in 2021.

She has coached over 30 TEDx Speakers.


Photo: Jim Hawkins

Sam has been helping people to communicate since 2008. She trains, coaches and mentors by applying her BA(Hons) in Business Management, sharing her knowledge gained in public speaking in Toastmasters International since 2010 and drawing on her 20 years experience working for various companies in different roles.


You can catch Sam in action in 600 Seconds with Sam on YouTube

Membership and Awards

Sam is a member of the following:

nas-logo The National Autistic Society,

PDA logo The Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Society


and winner of a Dyslexia Award – Learning Support of the Year 2017.

On the left: Sally Joyner handing Sam her Learning Support of the Year award in 2017, and on the right: Sam handing The Educator award to Jo Goff in 2016.

Photos: ©Infocus Photography – Michael Wilkinson 2016/17

Youth Leadership Program

Sam has been teaching groups of children at several local schools how to speak in public, build their confidence and find their voice.  In particular the students chosen for the programs are the quieter ones, or the children who are regarded as disruptive or difficult, as they need to find their voice and understand the rules of communication more than anyone.

Four YLP Photos

Sam is writing a book on how to help those without Autism live and work with those who have, and vice versa.

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