Homebase Hope: All About Autism
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HBH 2: Life On The Spectrum & Autism Advocacy with Jeanette Purkis
12, Feb, 2018
This week Rhiannon speaks with Jeanette Purkis, an autism advocate, author, renowned public speaker, radio presenter, group facilitator and the 2016 ACT volunteer of the year. Jeanette shares her personal story of growing up feeling “a bit different”, trying to “fit in” and being secluded and bullied by her peers. Jeanette shares how a late diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 20 gave her a sense of identity and belonging, as well as opening the door to the autism community. Jeanette shares her thoughts of how a later diagnosis ultimately led her down a different path in life, the importance of focusing on strengths to build self esteem, and how with commitment and resilience you can achieve extraordinary things.
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So….until next fortnight, I encourage you to open your mind, respect the differences and above all believe that YOU can make a difference from homebase! xxx
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Rhiannon is an occupational therapist, personal trainer, GAPS practitioner and passionate autism advocate. She thinks outside the ‘diagnostic box’ and sees every child as an individual with unlimited potential.