On Demand Video: Workplace Social Skills for People on the Autism Spectrum with Barb Cook


Over One Hour Video Recording


Length 1:13:12

Autism – ADHD – Dyslexia – Dyspraxia – Neurodiversity

Effective workplace social skills are considered as an essential skill to maintaining a happy working relationship with co-workers, supervisors and employers. Many of these skills place value in small talk, eye contact, body language, socialising, being confident, and being yourself. This places enormous stress upon people on the autism spectrum, leaving them feeling confused, challenged and anxious at having to navigate the workplace social nuances, that often results in alienation, misunderstandings and potential job loss.

This video provides valuable insights, tools and strategies on how to navigate the workplace social expectations, implement inclusive practices and adopt collaborative approaches for autistic and neurodivergent people, co-workers, workplace supervisors and management, employers, employment agencies, parents, teachers and support staff.

This video recording is claimable for Self & Plan Managed NDIS Participants. Please advise by email if you require an invoice to claim against your funding package.

About the presenter Barb Cook, M.Aut. (Education)…

Barb is a Developmental Educator, Autism and Neurodiversity Employment Consultant and Life Coach for neurodivergent adults (autism, ADHD and dyslexia). Barb has a Master of Autism (education) with focus on employment from the University of Wollongong, where she is also a tutor and a research assistant in the area of self-determination and self-advocacy for adults on the autism spectrum.

As a Developmental Educator, Barb focuses on developing individualised learning strategies, tools and supports with positive outcomes for individuals across the lifespan. Barb embraces a collaborative approach by working with health and educational professionals, support staff, employers, employees, families and caregivers to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of a person-centred approach in fostering positive support and enhancement of life outcomes. Barb has extensive experience in working with people on the autism spectrum, ADHD and dyslexia, especially with adults in creating pathways in attaining life goals in the areas of education, employment, health and interpersonal relationships.

Barb identifies as neurodivergent, being diagnosed with autism, ADHD and dyslexia in 2009, and promotes a strength-based and person-centred approach in her work and life. She is founder of Spectrum Women and editor and coauthor of the internationally acclaimed book, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism.

©Barb Cook & NeuroEmploy Pty Ltd 2020

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