Artemisia (formerly Rudy Simone) – Bio


Snapshot_20170409Autism Spectrum Books and Awards

  1. Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley 2010)  Winner: TheIndependent Publishers Gold Medal and ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year – Honorable mention. Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey
  2. The A-Z of ASDs: Aunt Aspie’s Guide to Life (Jessica Kingsley 2016). Foreword by Stephen Shore
  3. Asperger’s on the Job: Must-have Advice (Future Horizons 2010)  Winner: ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year – Gold Medal.  Foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin
  4. 22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man With Asperger Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley 2009)
  5. 22 Things a Woman with Aspergers Wants her Partner to Know (Jessica Kingsley 2012)  Winner: Living Now Book Awards Silver Medal.  Foreword by Professor Tony Attwood

ARtemisia’s books are available in a variety of languages, including French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Dutch and soon, Danish, Greek and Spanish.

Websites and Organisations is one of the top resources in the world and contains the first “Table of Female AS Traits” created by ARtemisia and now widely used by doctors everywhere to help identify AS in women and girls. She also owns a site for her music and related endeavors.

The International Aspergirl® Society is her newest endeavor as of May 2016. Their mission is To bring women on the autism spectrum together for mutual empowerment, understanding, education, networking and support. Their Methods include: Events by and for spectrum women around the world (open to general public), and Membership (exclusive to spectrum women, with benefits including Skype consultations, magazines, weekly video messages, networking and more.

ARtemisia gives Presentations for professional and personal development. She has lectured in the following places:

EUROPE: Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Rome, Italy; Athens, Greece; Zurich, Switzerland

UK: London, Harrogate, Manchester, Newcastle, Scarborough, Scotland, Belfast, Keighley and Worth Valley, Sheffield, Scarborough, St Boswells, Worcester

US: New Orleans, LA, Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, San Francisco and Marin, CA; Jackson, MS; NYC, Long Island, Buffalo, Rochester, NY; Bozeman, Great Falls, Missoula, MT and Tulsa, OK.

CANADA: Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg

AUSTRALIA: Melbourne, Brisbane, Mackay, Albury/Wodonga, Perth, Launceston, Ballarat, Burwood, Sydney, Adelaide, Warrnambool

NEW ZEALAND: Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

KOREA:  13th annual World Knowledge Forum 2012 in Seoul


AANE, various other professional organizations. Subjects: Employment, Creativity, Relationships, Sensory Issues and Management, Understanding AS.

Music and Plays

ARtemisia is also a composer, musician, recording artist and engineer, actor and playwright. She has released three albums (Gothic Blues, Thief of Dreams and Penny Dreadful) and performs regularly. American by birth, she has lived in many countries and currently resides in Athens, Rome and NY. Her play Dying Star, a one-woman show featuring her music and script will premiere in Athens on September 22 2017.

Interviews and Press

Several major publications including the New York Times, the London Sunday Times, the Daily MailAERA(Japan) and Time Magazine have interviewed ARtemisia or written about her work.

see PRESS.