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Jeanette’s Autism Show is a forum for discussions around matters related to Autism, hosted by Autistic author, public speaker and advocate Jeanette Purkis. This week, Jeanette is speaking with Dr Wenn Lawson and Professor Tony Attwood about a new book they have co-authored - along with Phil Wylie and others. If you wish to provide feedback, contact details are on www.jeanettepurkis.com
The guests: Wenn Lawson is an Autistic author, academic, and amazing advocate. Wenn has written a number of books, including 'Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum', 'Friendships - The Aspie Way', the autobiography, 'Life Behind Glass' as well as many others. Wenn and Jeanette were both featured in the documentary 'Alone in a Crowded Room' and he speaks at conferences around the world.
Tony Attwood is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into over 25 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, was published in October 2006. You can purchase the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Nine-Degrees-Autism-Developmental-Reconciliation/dp/1138887161 Please note that the 'Nine degrees' model was created by Phil Wylie. Other authors: E Casanova, M Casanova, M Fitzgerald, L Page, L Battles, D Moore, S Shore, A Rossiter, T Grandin & S Heath.