Episode 74: Yenn Purkis Discusses ‘The Wonderful World of Work’

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Today I will be interviewing Yenn Purkis. Yenn is an autistic author, speaker and advocate. Yenn is an avid writer not only writing fabulous books but also has a wonderful blog (check it out here). Yenn has authored numerous books covering everything from Women with AS, Mental Health, Education and more which are all available on my website.       

I find Yenn’s writings and weekly quotes a source of insight, understanding & inspiration. Yenn has a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and atypical schizophrenia.

For me, Yenn’s sharing of their mental health challenges helps me support the students I know and their families.

Two years ago Yenn affirmed that they are non-binary and changed their name from Jeanette to Yenn. I am just letting you all know, as many of their books are under the name ‘Jeanette Purkis’ and I would hate for you to miss out on their wonderful resources.

Today we are going to focus on the book I use all the time & highly recommend called “The Wonderful World of Work”


In my interview with Yenn we discuss
✅ How to support young people to find employment

✅ Thriving (not just surviving) in the workplace
✅ Whether to disclose a diagnosis when applying for a job

✅ Autism acceptance and focusing on strengths

⭐️ Want more on Yenn? Follow their wonderful facebook page filled with great memes and quotes here 

12 Top Tips for Young People on the Spectrum to Transition to Work

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