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Jeanette Purkis - Good Mental Health and Social Inclusion - Thurs 10th Nov


Jeanette Purkis is an autistic advocate, public speaker, public servant and author of three books including the recently released Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum.              

This book is a resource to help build mental health and well-being for adults who identify as being on the autism spectrum, their families and clinicians.

Jeanette has worked full-time in the Australian Public Service since 2007 and has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts.  

She is the author of two other books - Finding a Different Kind of Normal (an autobiography), and The Wonderful World of Work, an activity book to help teens on the Autism spectrum prepare for joining the workforce.  Jeanette hosts a radio show for the UK advocacy group Positively Autistic (Jeanette’s Autism Show) and has spoken at many conferences and events, including at TEDxCanberra 2013 and with Temple Grandin in 2015. Jeanette also facilitates a support group for women on the Autism spectrum in Canberra and is the Secretary and Public Officer on the Board of Autism Asperger ACT.

Jeanette will share her personal journey of overcoming challenges and succeeding in life with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition and atypical schizophrenia, as well as presenting useful information from her new book.  Jeanette’s presentation will provide some helpful strategies for navigating life and more general information about living well with autism and mental illness. Jeanette will also discuss the importance of socially valued roles and inclusion for people on the autism spectrum, drawing on her own experiences of moving from being socially devalued and excluded, to being a fulfilled and accomplished woman.  

There will be time for questions and a book signing after the formal presentation.

Come along and find out more from Jeanette about ‘Good Mental Health and Social Inclusion’

DATE:      Thursday 10th November 2016

TIME:       7.30-9.30pm    (Doors open at 7pm – Light Supper provided after 9.30pm)

VENUE:    The Matsudo Room, 1st Floor, Box Hill Town Hall

                1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill.   3128


COST:       Members Ticket:  $30 each

                 Non-members Tickets:  $40 each


Book and pay online at:   www.trybooking.com/234022 


For further information please contact the Events Coordinator.

Email: events@aspergersvic.org.au or Phone: 0431 311 558



Donations over $2 are tax deductible

Please note: Photographs may be taken at this event, and may be used in the Aspergers Victoria Newsletter or website and/or for promotional  purposes.   If you do not wish your image, your child or children’s image to be used please contact the Events Coordinator at events@aspergersvic.org.au