Master of Autism (Education) & Diploma of Health Science (Nutrition)
Developmental Educator, Autism & Neurodiversity Consultant, Adult ADHD Coach, Employment Training, Author, Presenter.
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.
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Social Space Community is a social venture. The organization was established as a recreational hub for young individuals on the autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental conditions to nurture strengths, support social and community participation, facilitate connection with like-minded peers and increase social-emotional well-being for all participants. The idea took shape during my PhD candidature. I
Yoga can be beneficial to people on the Autism Spectrum in a number of ways, including helping us to be more aware of and in tune with our bodies and sense of self. For nearly 30 years, I have specialised in autism, working directly with autistic people as a clinical psychologist. People say to me
Barb Cook is an autistic female, formally identified on the autism spectrum along with ADHD and phonological dyslexia in 2009 at the age of 40. Barb is founder and editor in chief of Spectrum Women Magazine and editor and co-author of Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. In