This is Jeanette's Autism Show - a radio programme hosted by Autistic author, advocate, public speaker, artist, Government official, owner of Whimsy Manor and human mum to Mr Kitty, Jeanette Purkis. It is a place for discussions around Autism advocacy and empowerment covering such topics as employment, education, relationships and sexuality, mental health, communication and positive living generally. Jeanette's website is www.jeanettepurkis.com The show is auspiced through the good people at Positively Autistic - https://www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic/?fref=ts Jeanette interviews Steve Silberman, who is a journalist and the author of NeuroTribes - released in 2015 which focuses on the history of Autism and neurodiversity. Steve and Jeanette discuss the concept of neurodiversity and self-advocacy as well as soem of the challenegs facing Autistic people today. It is quite a wonderful interview. It is a short duration - around 20 minutes. Jeanette felt really honoured to have Steve on her show and is a bit of a 'fan'. Here is Steve's website if you would like furetehr informaiton abotu him and his work: http://stevesilberman.com. Neurotribes is available at this website or at most online booksellers
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