I am an autistic author, public speaker and autism advocate an also have a diagnosis of atypical schizophrenia. I work in government administration and have a Masters degree in Visual Arts. I have three - soon to be four - published books on elements of autism. I presented at TEDxCanberra in 2013 and have spoken at many autism events as well as research and health practitioners’ conferences. I have been facilitating a support group for Autistic women since 2011 and host my own internet radio show. I mentor several autistic young women and was named the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year and a finalist for the 2017 ACT Woman of the Year award, .I live at Whimsy Manor with my black cat, Mr Kitty
Jeanette Purkis is an autism advocate who is very active on Facebook. They post a daily meme and regular blog posts. Jeanette's page is a supportive space for discussion of autism and has a broad audience. Jeanette contributes to discussions in autism groups. They also share thought-provoking content from others and aim to foster peer connections.
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