NDIS Carers QLD Choice and Control Epsiode 2.3 Barb Cook

You can read the transcript HERE.

In this episode we meet Barb Cook, a regional Queensland-based writer, academic, developmental educator and autism advocate.

Barb has autism, ADHD and dyslexia, but like many of her generation wasn’t diagnosed until well into adulthood.  She says the diagnosis was a relief, and a chance for a whole new start.  Barb’s since achieved her Master of Autism (Education) at the University of Wollongong, focussing on the critically important issues of education and employment for the neurodiverse community.

Barb is now a prolific author and speaker, and has built Autistic-led initiatives such as Spectrum Women Magazine and Bikers for Autism Australia.  She’s a Community Council Member of Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together, which provides advice and input into health research affecting people on the spectrum, and an independent lived experience peer reviewer of the Autism in Adulthood academic journal.

You can find out more about Barb on her website.

If you have a story you think we should feature on Choice and Control, please contact our enquiries line on 1300 999 636, or email cq.enquiries@ndis.gov.au.

Please note due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, this episode was recorded via Zoom.