WEBINAR: Education to Employment – Preparing for Work with Barb Cook


WHEN: Wednesday 11th December 2019
START: 6pm QLD – 7pm NSW/VIC
DURATION: 90 minutes
WHERE: Online – Webinar link will be sent 2 days prior to event start

On completion of this workshop, a certificate will be provided with 1.5 hours personal development.

Autism – ADHD – Dyslexia – Dyspraxia – Neurodiversity

Leaving school/uni and heading into work is one of the most important transitions experienced in life. It is one that requires considerable preparation and planning to ensure success in gaining meaningful employment. This webinar will explore a person-centered and collaborative approach in identifying career pathways, goal setting, vision planning, identifying strengths, self-advocacy and self-determination, identifying supports and accommodations, that will help young people with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia in attaining and achieving their employment vision.

This webinar will provide practical tools, tips and strategies for teachers, employers, allied health professionals, neurodivergent people, their parents, support workers and carers.

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

Barb is a Developmental Educator, Autism 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.