Donna Leanne Williams, also known under her married name, Donna Leanne Samuel, (born Donna Keene, October 1963) is an Australian writer, artist, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and sculptor. In 1991 Williams was diagnosed with autism after being assessed as a psychotic infant in 1965 when aged two-years-old, she was tested multiple times for deafness and labelled "disturbed" throughout her childhood; before treatment for gut, immune and sensory perceptual disorders in adulthood. Williams has written four autobiographies, Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic Girl (1992), Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism (1994), Like Colour to the Blind: Soul Searching and Soul Finding (1998) and Everyday Heaven: Journeys Beyond the Stereotypes of Autism (2004).Williams has also written text books on the autism spectrum and is a qualified teacher, an international public speaker and an autism consultant. In the mid-1990s, she was the subject of several TV documentaries. Since 2000, she has issued two solo music albums, Nobody Nowhere and Mutations. On 9 December 2000, Williams married Chris Samuel and since 2002, the couple has resided in Melbourne.