Jennifer is a primary school teacher currently working with students with emotional and behavioural needs. A businesswoman and Author of 'This Was Not On the Brochure' - a book about living a great life, even when things don't work out the way you expect. Co-author with her husband Brad of ‘Keeping it Real’ - filled with practical tips and support for parents and carers of people on the Autism spectrum. She is a qualified Creatrix® Facilitator helping women through her Emotional Wellness with Jennifer Ratcliffe workshops. Brad and Jenn are co-hosts of a unique workshop called ‘Date Night with a Difference’ - designed for couples to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of each other. She is also the President of Care & Share for Autism, an organization designed to support and encourage families living with autism in the Illawarra region. As a businesswoman, Jenn has received three Illawarra Women in Business Awards (Innovative Businesswoman, Outstanding Commitment to the Community and Champion Networker) for the work she does professionally and in the community.
Jennifer is married to Brad Ratcliffe and they have two sons Cameron 17 and Coby 14, both with ASD. Brad has developed an app called 'First and Then', a visual support app to assist people with autism and communication challenges transition calmly at home, school and the community.