Yenn Purkis

Jeanette Purkis is a policy adviser for the Australian Public Service and holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts from RMIT University. Jeanette is the author of four books about autism and a regular blogger. The CEO of Jeanette's department has given her an Excellence Award for fostering inclusivity and advocating for people with disabilities. She was named ACT Volunteer of the Year for her efforts in autism advocacy, including hosting a women's club for Autistic women in Canberra. Asperger syndrome has been diagnosed in Jeanette. She currently resides in Canberra, Australia.