Jeanette and co-author Dr Emma Goodall are currently under contract to write two new books for Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The books are aimed at parents of autistic children to help them support and encourage resilience in their kids (aged two and ten years in the first book and eleven and twenty in the second.)
The books are practical and include activities for parents to use to support their children to build resilience and independence. The books are both due for release in early 2018.
Finding a Different Kind of Normal: Misadventures with Asperger's Syndrome (Jeanette Purkis)
Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until adulthood that this could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is inspiring reading.
The Wonderful World of Work: A Workbook for Asperteens (Jeanette Purkis, illustrated by Andrew Hore)
Full of practical information, engaging activities, fun illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work to help teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder feel confident in their ability to get a job and encourages them to think about careers that might suit their skills and interests.
See below for a video from Jeanette introducing the book and explaining what inspired her to write it:
The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum (Co-authored with Dr Emma Goodall & Dr Jane Nugent)
Drawing on their own clinical and lived experiences of the autism spectrum, the authors of this guide provide readers who are on the autism spectrum and have a mental illness with strategies to overcome difficulties and achieve greater wellbeing. Amongst others, the book covers topics such as medication, stigma, therapy pets and psychotherapy.
Been There. Done That. Try This! An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth(Various authors, edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans and Anita Lesko)
Been There. Done That. Try This! gathers a team of top Aspie mentors to pass along insights for successful living to the next generation. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, and many others, offer advice on coping with key stressors including anxiety, self-esteem, careers, and friendship. Each chapter ends with commentary from Dr. Tony Attwood.
Autism All Stars: How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life (Various authors, edited by Josie Santomauro)
Contributors from across the world share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. The positive and inspiring voices in this book explain how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success.
Perspectives, Poetry Concerning Autism and Other Disabilities: Volume II (Collaborative anthology, edited by James P. Wagner and Marc Rosen)
The Second Volume In The Perspectives Series featuring poetry concerning autism and other disabilities. www.perspectivesanthology.com "Through my own life experiences, I related, I connected repeatedly, as I read the phrases, word descriptors, metaphors and analogies so familiar. This anthology of life exposed is powerful, evocative, and a 'must' read for those who seek to understand and support our once marginalised community." From The Foreword Leonora Gregory-Collura Naturally Autistic ANCA.
Where to buy: Amazon