8 best books about autism – Lydia Wilkins, The Independent Newspaper

Full article and reviews originally published here by the Independent Newspaper: 8 Best Book About Autism Spectrum Women Walking to the Beat of Autism – Number 1, INDY/BEST BUY Except, from the review: The original research surrounding Asperger’s syndrome and autism was largely based around men, leading to the initial diagnostic criteria. Asperger’s syndrome is … Read more

Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism – JKP Blog

Reproduced from JKP Blog here. New book Spectrum Women:  Walking to the Beat of Autism has been written by autistic women, for autistic women. Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. It’s a fascinating insight and a … Read more

Barb Cook on the Autism Gender Gap, Being a Chameleon and Finding Your Tribe

Barb Cook is founder and editor in chief of the international publication Spectrum Women Magazine, co-founder and director of the Australian Autism Aspergers Network Inc., and founder of Bikers for Autism Australia. Barb is a passionate autism advocate, keen motorcyclist with a love for visual arts. Barb has been recognised nationally and internationally for her work spanning from … Read more

The Chameleons: Women with Autism

We often hear about autism in men, but rarely in women. SBS The Feed, looks at three different generations of women living with autism and how the stigma of the condition is amplified. We often hear about autism in men, but rarely in women. The Feed looks at three different generations of women living with … Read more

The dark history of Hans Asperger emerges, the doctor the disorder was named after.

Originally published in Mamamia HERE. Story by HELEN VNUK The term “Asperger’s” has become a part of our language. But with the evidence of Hans Asperger’s links to Nazi child-killing, should we all just stop using the terms? Asperger was an Austrian paediatrician who worked in Vienna during WWII. For many years he was seen as a hero. The … Read more

Australian Women’s Weekly: I was diagnosed with autism at 40

Originally published in the Australian Women’s Weekly HERE. Barb Cook was just 14 years old when her mother was dragged off to an asylum because she had autism. For the next 25 years, Barb tried keep her own symptoms hidden from medical professionals until she was finally diagnosed with Asperger’s at 40. Here, she writes … Read more