This is Jeanette's Autism Show - a fortnightly 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, families, communication, pets (and especially cats) 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
This week JEanette is joined by Professor Vicki Bisika, Professor of Autistm Specturm Disorder at Bond University and clinical psychologist. Vicki is also a significant person in Jeanette's life as she gave Jeanette her Asperger's diagnosis in 1994.
Jeanette and Vicki discuss issues around diagnosis and working with other clinicans, Asperger's through the past 25 years and both lived experience perspective (Jeanette) and clinical perspective (Vicki). There si also some discussion aroudn gender differences and Autism. This is one of Jeanette's absolute favourite interviews. She hopes you enjoy it too.