We are so excited to introduce three contributors to this year’s 2015 Fall Issue of Naturally Autistic magazine:
Dr. Emma Goodall and Jeanette Purkis have co-authored the article “Autistic Women and the World of Work”
Bill Boutin is contributing to the magazine column on mental health concerns fro the community. His contribution for this upcoming issue: “The Art of Understanding” which collaborates with his weekly Friday ANCA Radio Shows with the same title.
Jeanette Purkis is an author, public speaker and passionate Autism advocate who has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome and a mental illness. Jeanette has worked full-time in the Australian Public Service since 2007 and has a Masters degree in Fine Arts. She is the author of Finding a Different Kind of Normal (an autobiography) and The Wonderful World of Work (an activity book to help teens on the Autism spectrum prepare for joining the workforce). Jeanette has just signed a contract for a new book aimed at people with a diagnosis of both Autism and a mental illness. She hosts a radio show for the UK advocacy group Positively Autistic (Jeanette’s Autism Show) and has spoken at many conferences and events, including at TEDxCanberra 2013. Jeanette also facilitates a support group for women on the Autism spectrum in Canberra.
Dr Emma Goodall is an NDIS approved autism consultant, a higher degree research supervisor at Flinders University (disability and social inclusion) and tutor at UniSA (Masters into teaching program) and is researching the effectiveness of a self help tool for adults on the autism spectrum to manage their anxiety. Emma is an experienced educator and educational advisor with a passion for helping teachers and families to understand the autism spectrum and help children achieve their potential. Her doctoral research investigated teachers and teaching students on the autism spectrum. She is also on the executive committee for the Australian Society fro Autism Research and for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand/Oceania.
Ginger hartman (Kirsch Bombe is her media name) is a suburban soccer mom without the minivan, girls’ soccer coach, and unexpected homeschooler to her 3 rad boys. She loves to research and hack conventional educational paradigms, particularly about gifted and twice exceptional children. She has a background in sociology and holistic nutrition but she is a wordsmith at heart and an outspoken fangirl for the Oxford Comma.
Many people will be able to relate with the above magazine contributors. Stay tuned to this page for the BIO’s of the writers, coming shortly….
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Magazine review from the UK (April 8, 2015): My magazines arrived this afternoon UK time. I sat in my conservatory reading it and didnot put it down until I had finished it. The indepth interview between Matthew and Josh’s parents was clear and informative. It was obvious that interventions vary not only in different countries but also areas. I saw Jeremy’s and Rod’ workshops and they had a lasting impact on me. The letters to the magazine were an excellent PR for attending the awards. The articles on art, food and chewing were informative and impressive making the reader aware that many ordinary people are producing items to help people with autism because they care. Charlie’s article again showed another side to autism. The personal introduction from Leo set the scene.The magazine from beginning to end show cases the world of autism. Excellent Leo and Charlie. Helen Goldsworthy, United Kingdom
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