Autism What Next – Navigating an Autism Diagnosis NDIS

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Join Barb Cook, Nicole Rogerson and Dr James Best with Hireup for a two part series on Autism and the NDIS. This session is on first time autism diagnosis and where to find the right information. Length 58:07:00   Date 10 November 2021 About this recording: Have you/your child recently received an autism diagnosis and you’re …

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Masking and Camouflaging: The Where, When and Why by Barb Cook Developmental Educator

Adult Autism Assessment

Autistic people often mask and camouflage as they feel uncomfortable about showing their true selves, or, to avoid standing out in the crowd. This occurs due to a lack of understanding and acceptance of difference within society, and the autistic person feeling they must hide who they really are, in fear of being seen as …

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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 …

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7 Signs of Autism in Women with Barb Cook (DSM-5 Symptoms of Autism/Aspergers in Autistic Adults)

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 diagnosis criteria.

An Introduction to Self-Advocacy & Self-determination Skills. What Are They and Why Are They So Important?

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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 neurodivergent …

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