The Yenn Purkis Autism Show
Kristy Forbes on Pathological Demand Avoidance

Kristy Forbes on Pathological Demand Avoidance

May 8, 2020

Welcome to the Yenn Purkis Autism Show. Host Yenn Purkis - autistic and non-binary author and advocate - talks to guests about all things autism and Neurodiversity.

For this episode Yenn speaks with Kristy Forbes about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). 

Kristy Forbes is an autism & neurodiversity support specialist who is passionate about radical acceptance of neurodivergence and social change.
She is an autistic mother of four autistic children, married to an autistic man and consults with families both nationally and internationally to support them in raising neurodivergent children.
Kristy is also passionate about supporting allied health professionals and educators to understand those with ADHD and PDA from her lived experience and background as an educator (P-12) and a childhood behavioural and family specialist.
Jessica Dark on late diagnosis

Jessica Dark on late diagnosis

January 16, 2020

Join Neurodiversity advocates Yenn Purkis and Jessica Dark as they discuss issues around late diagnosis and the 'lost generation' of Autistic people.

You can find Jessica's website at www.hyggeme.uk and Facebook pages @HyggeMeSensoryAnxietySupport and @SupportingCelebratingNeurodiversity 

Christina Ryan - Disability Leadership Institute

Christina Ryan - Disability Leadership Institute

September 29, 2019

Welcome to the Yenn Purkis Autism Show, a space for information and discussion around autism and related matters.

This episode is more about disability than autism as we interview Christina Ryan, the CEO and founder of the Disability Leadership Institute.

Christina pioneered the use of mainstream forums by women with disabilities at the United Nations, and now mentors and teaches effective use of the UN for rights activists globally, while working as a leadership coach for people with disabilities. 

Christina established the Disability Leadership Institute in 2016 as a professional hub for leaders with disabilities to build & support our disability leaders. It is the first organisation of its kind globally, run by and for disability leaders. The DLI aims to grow the presence and recognition of disability leaders across all sections of our community. Christina is also a regular keynote speaker and commentator.

Becca Lory Hector

Becca Lory Hector

May 26, 2019

Welcome to the Yenn Purkis Autism Show, where autistic and non-binary advocate Yenn Purkis interviews people doing good things in the autism community.

This episode features autistic author and advcoate Becca Lory Hector and focusses on the value of animals to autistic people, mindfulness and 'self-defined living'.

BECCA LORY HECTOR, CAS, BCCS was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become an active autism advocate, consultant, speaker, and writer. With a focus on living an active, positive life, her work includes autism consulting, public speaking engagements, writing a monthly blog, Live Positively Autistic, and the bi-weekly podcast that she co-hosts, Spectrumly Speaking.

Becca has published multiple articles about life on the autism spectrum with the goal of spreading acceptance, understanding, and encouraging self-advocacy. She spent four years supporting the autism community in the non-profit sector in her work for grass-roots organizations that provide resources and services directly to individuals on the autism spectrum.

Becca left non-profit to pursue dual certifications as a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and Cognitive Specialist (BCCS).  Becca also sits on the Advisory Board of the Nassau-Suffolk chapter of the Autism Society of America, the Board of Directors of Different Brains and the Foundation for Life Guides for Autism, the Community Council of AASET (Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together), as well as, the Scientific and Community Advisory board of SPARK for Autism. An animal lover with a special affinity for cats, Becca spends most of her time with her partner, Antonio Hector, and their Emotional Support Animal (ESA), Sir Walter Underfoot

Becca's webaites are: 

 

 

Yenn Purkis Autism Show - Karletta Abianac - part two

Yenn Purkis Autism Show - Karletta Abianac - part two

May 12, 2019
Welcome to the Yenn Purkis Autism Show, a place where autistic and non-binary advocate Yenn Purkis talks about autism with people doing good things.
 
This episode features the wonderful Karletta Abianac. - again! Karletta kindly offered to be interviewed a second time.  The conversation centres around the recent Autism Cooperative Research Centre participant day and accessing support service, 
 
Karletta Abianac is a podcaster, writer of memoir and poetry and blogger.
 
In her free time, Karletta enjoys writing poetry and memoir, practicing Egyptian hieroglyphs and collecting rocks near her home in Brisbane.

Contact Karletta

Twitter: @KarlettaA

Facebook: An Aspie’s Brain

Email: contact@MusingsofKarlettaA.com

Youtube: KarlettaA

Goodreads: Karletta’s author page

Blog: www.MusingsofKarlettaA.com

Yenn Purkis Autism Show - Future Leaders Program - Tori Haar

Yenn Purkis Autism Show - Future Leaders Program - Tori Haar

April 28, 2019

Welcome to the Yenn Purkis Autism Show, a place where autistic and non-binary advocate Yenn Purkis talks about autism with people doing good things. In this episode Yenn is joined by Tori Haar from the Autism Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The conversation centres around the Future Leaders Program which Tori, um, leads!

Applications for the program are open until 13 May 2019. Check out the show and find out about this excellent program for autistic emerging leaders. 

If you would like to find out more about Future Leaders, here is the page: https://www.autismcrc.com.au/sylvia-rodger-academy/future-leaders/applicants 

About Tori: Tori Haar was one of the young autistic leaders to participate in the 2013 Future Leaders Program, and was the Project Coordinator for the 2018 intake. In 2019 she has been appointed as Chair of the Project Team. Tori's website is www.boldlygrowing.com   

 

 

Karletta Abianac

Karletta Abianac

March 17, 2019
Welcome to The Yenn Purkis Autism Show. This is a space where Autistic advocate, author and presenter Yenn Purkis interviews people doing good things in the autism community.
 
This episode features the wonderful Karletta Abianac. The conversation centres around autistic people accessing mental health services.
 
Karletta Abianac is a podcaster, writer of memoir and poetry and blogger.
 
In her free time, Karletta enjoys writing poetry and memoir, practicing Egyptian hieroglyphs and collecting rocks near her home in Brisbane.

Contact Karletta

Twitter: @KarlettaA

Facebook: An Aspie’s Brain

Email: contact@MusingsofKarlettaA.com

Youtube: KarlettaA

Goodreads: Karletta’s author page

Blog: www.MusingsofKarlettaA.com

Jen Elcheson

Jen Elcheson

February 11, 2019

Welcome to the Yenn Purkis Autism Show, a place where autistic author and advocate Yenn (formerly Jeanette) Purkis speaks with guests who are doing good things in the Autistic and /or Disabled communities.

The guest in this episode is Jen Elcheson. Jen, 37, is a multiply neurodivergent writer, mentor, and secondary school paraeducator from Prince George British Columbia who lives with her two pet snakes, Athena and Lilith. She was identified as autistic/ADHD/and with dyscalculia and motor difficulties at age 17, but did not come to terms with these aspects of her identity until she was 25 and going to vocational school. She has devoted her to life to working with and supporting young neurodivergent learners. Jen’s writing can be found at Spectrum Women online magazine and in the book, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism (Jessica Kingsley,2018). Jen also is a co admin for the Facebook group International Asperwomen, a supportive space for women on the autism spectrum . Jen enjoys reading, listening to metal and rock music, spending time with friends and loved ones, being involved in a few autistic run online boards, writing (duh), documentaries, the social sciences, supporting others, advocacy, animals, and learning everything she can about autism and neurodiversity.

 

Jeanette’s Autism Show: Jacqui Pillar

Jeanette’s Autism Show: Jacqui Pillar

December 29, 2018

This is Jeanette's Autism Show - where autistic advocate and author Jeanette Purkis chats with guests doing good things in the autism community.

In this episode, Jeanette interviews Jacqui Pillar: Comedian, Anthropologist; Autistic-ly solving conundrums people don’t know they have!
Her show “Labelled” is a comedic, audio-visual storytelling about growing up Autistic and the politics of neurodiversity. Her serious keynote mental health talk “Normal is a cycle on the washing machine” is about challenging old social norms about recovery from PTSD.  Jacci Pillar is a name synonymous with human narrative and positive mental health messages.  She takes complex issues and turns them into a storytelling journey delivered with energy and warmth.  

Jacqui has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JacciPillar/

And is involved in the 'Silently Growing Monsters' campaign mention in the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/silentlygrowingmonsters/

Enjoy the podcast 

 

Jeanette’s Autism Show - Shadia Ibrahim

Jeanette’s Autism Show - Shadia Ibrahim

December 15, 2018

Jeanette’s Autism Show is a place for discussion of all things autism. Autistic advocate, author and presenter Jeanette Purkis interviews people making a difference in the autism community. For this episode Jeanette interviews Shadia Ibrahim.

Shadia is an autistic advocate. They manage Autism Actually which is a business that assists neurodivergent individuals to realise their true potential. Shadia is 18 years old and has just finished school. 

In this this program Jeanette and Shadia discuss a range of the issues faced by autistic people and strategies and solutions to address them. Topics covered include autistic identity, addressing bullying, representation,  mentoring and leadership, sexuality and gender and generational differences in experience. This is one of Jeanette’s favourite podcast interviews to date. Shadia is a person to watch. They are amazing. Enjoy.

Shadia; website is www.autismactually.com.au 

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