Welcome!

Hi All,

Welcome to my new blog. I will be posting on all things Autism and mental health.

Some of you might already know this, but I am an author, artist, public servant and mummy to a little black kitty. I have a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and atypical schizophrenia (or schizoaffective disorder, depending on which psychiatrist you ask!)

I have been active in the world of Autism and mental illness advocacy for over ten years. I have written an autobiography and an activity book on employment to help teens on the Autism spectrum prepare for work. I’ve contributed to a few other things too…

I have a difficult life but a very good life. My mottos are ‘you are the CEO of your own life’ and ‘change the world, just a little, every day.’

Here’s a link to my books on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Jeanette%20Purkis&sprefix=Jeanette+Purkis%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AJeanette%20Purkis&oqid=1410662957

I will be blogging about a wide range of topics, which will  include:

– Employment

– Sexuality

– Self-protection and addressing abuse

– Issues that impact on women with Autism

– Resilience

– Relationships with family and friends

– Identity, and

– The life and times of Mr Kitty

I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts. I would also like to invite some influential people in the Autism and mental health worlds to contribute to this blog from time to time…

🙂 JP

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6 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Dear JP: You say, “I would also like to invite some influential people in the Autism and mental health worlds to contribute to this blog from time to time…” — can you define “influential” for us, please? I’m not Tony Attwood, but might have some interesting reflection son some of the wonderful topics you mention above…. thanks, AAM

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  2. Hi,my friend
    Just started reading your Blog and it is so interesting.
    My name is Elizabeth Conroy and am on Facebook.
    Hope we may be friends.
    Gentle Hugs

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