Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Advocating for neurodiversity

Yenn Purkis, autism advocate, author and HR professional

Yenn Purkis is an autistic and non-binary author and public speaker who also has a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. Yenn is the author of seven published books on elements of autism and is a regular blogger and feature writer for Spectrum Women Magazine.  

Yenn has been facilitating a support group for women and gender diverse folks on the autism spectrum since 2011. They received the 2019 ACT Chief Minister’s award for Achievement in Inclusion and are a regular media commentator on all things autism and mental health. Yenn is a prolific public speaker and has presented at a range of events including at TEDx Canberra in 2013. 

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