Master of Autism (Education) & Diploma of Health Science (Nutrition)
Developmental Educator, Autism & Neurodiversity Consultant, Employment Training, Author, Presenter.
Developing individualised learning strategies, tools and supports with positive outcomes for Neurodivergent people.
Barb is a Developmental Educator (DE) and Autism and Neurodiversity Consultant for neurodivergent teens and adults (autism, ADHD and dyslexia). As a Developmental Educator, Barb focuses on developing individualised learning strategies, tools and supports with positive outcomes for neurodivergent individuals across the lifespan.
Training and tailored consulting delivered by NeuroEmploy provides essential knowledge on being a neurodiversity inclusive workplace, how to support neurodivergent employees and how to re-evaluate workplace design, policies and practices for all staff. Webinars, workshops and facilitated programs for neurodivergent people and staff have been designed by leading authorities in neurodivergent conditions and are delivered by neurodivergent people.
Developmental Educators are highly skilled multi-disciplinary disability specialists with passion and expertise in fostering the skills, independence and quality of life of individuals with developmental and/or acquired disabilities. They have a practical approach and work holistically across the life span to address issues which may affect the function, independence and social inclusion of individuals with disability, their families and carers.
Latest from the blog...
Interview conducted by Paul Micallef of Aspergers on the Inside Signs of autism in adults are often not immediately obvious. The symptoms of autism in ‘high functioning’ autistic women are often masked by well developed camouflaging skills. In this video we’ll be looking at how common autistic behaviour in women corresponds to the DSM-5 autism
Self-care is an essential tool to develop in everyday life as it is critical to maintaining good mental and physical health. But what is self-care, and how do you do it? Self-care is all about putting yourself and your needs first. It’s about knowing what serves you best and implementing that into your daily life.
An Introduction to Self-Advocacy & Self-determination Skills. What Are They and Why Are They So Important?
by Barb Cook, M.Aut., Dip. HSc. Neurodivergent people often experience challenges in exercising skills associated with self-determination and self-advocacy. Being pinnacle life skills that drive their success in education, employment, independence and within society, with the right supports, tools and strategies, they can develop high levels of self-determination, providing a firm sense of self-confidence. When