This is Jeanette's Autism Show - a fortnightly radio programme hosted by Autistic author, advocate, public speaker, Government official and owner of Whimsy Manor, 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
This week Jeanette is joined by Positively Autistic professional advocate Sarah Scrimshaw. The discussion is focussed on Autism advocacy, particularly aroud mental health and Autism. It is a wonderful and empowering conversation and covers a lot of ground around issues with the current state and clinicians' and others' undrstanding of Autism. The show also invovles a lot of discssion around how to make change and the value of self advocacy. Sarah and Jeanette share their own personal experience and insights. Well worth a listen.
Here is a link to Jeanete Purkis book The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Specturm which she co-wrote wth Dr Emma Goodall and Dr Jane Nugent: http://www.jkp.com/uk/the-guide-to-good-mental-health-on-the-autism-spectrum-34026.html