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Online Self-Advocacy course for people who are autistic and/or neurodivergent

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Online Self-Advocacy course for people who are autistic and/or neurodivergent

We’ve engaged neurodivergent advocate and author Yenn Purkis to deliver this course, designed to support you to harness your strengths and validate your lived experience. It provides you with practical steps you can take to manage your environments, sharing and expressing your authentic self.

The first round brought together individuals who identify as autistic or neurodivergent and were living in Northern Adelaide and Barossa regions. Over the course they formed meaningful friendship, worked together and shared insights – building each other’s confidence, and exchanging valuable resources and experiences.

Shortly, we will offer the course sessions nationally*. If you would like to attend, please express your interest below. 

 *Currently, this course is only offered to people residing in Australia.

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The empowerment from the course in that I absolutely deserve supports and accommodations has increased my confidence in speaking up for my needs, instead of masking and silently struggling.

Madhavi McCathie

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Course details

Topics covered include:

Eight (8) weeks course

Two (2) hour session per week

To be confirmed


  • Introduction to Advocacy
  • Knowing what works for you in your environment
  • Autism, advocacy in education and employment
  • Friends, family and community interactions
  • Accessing services and your rights
  • Lived experience for social change
  • Practicing advocacy across communities
  • Promoting Allyship

Yenn Purkis (They/Them)

Well known influential Lived Experience Author – Yenn Purkis is autistic and non-binary and has published a range of books with Jessica Kingsley Publishers since 2006. They actively speak at autism conferences and have increasingly spoken and written on autism and LGBTQ+ identities. Yenn has received the ACT Volunteer of the Year award for work in Autism advocacy. Yenn has over 30,000 followers on social media and has been working in this space since 2005.  Yenn has been a mentor to many Influential leaders in the Autism and Neurodivergent community with a large public presence.

To find out more about Yenn see their website: yennpurkis.com

Feros Care is an NDIS Partner in the Community delivering Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in Far North Queensland (FNQ) , South Australia (SA), and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).  Feros Care is a people care organisation, committed to helping people live bolder lives through its community engagement initiatives and projects.

You can check out our community projects here.

Feros Story

How the Feros Care Online Self-Advocacy Course helped attendees find their ‘neuro-kin’

Feros Care and Yenn Purkis delivered an Online Self-Advocacy Course for autistic and neurodivergent people, creating a safe place to share stories, validate lived experience, and connect with others on a similar journey.

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