Autism, Neurodiversity and Employment: Working Together for Positive Futures by Barb Cook, M.Aut.

Autistic people are confronted with an array of barriers in many situations throughout their life. These situations centralise around what general society expects of all people, a one size fits all model, without the distinct consideration of disability, difference and inclusion. With the added individual challenges of effective communication skills, lack of self-advocacy and self-determination … Read more

It’s Never too Early to Start: Planning Employment Futures with Autistic and Neurodivergent People by Barb Cook, M.Aut.

Opinion piece. The employment world can be a difficult one to navigate for most people, let alone for autistic and neurodivergent people. The employment journey starts way before getting a job. Society is led to believe that from a young age we need to get a good education, strive for a well-paid job, earn money … Read more

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

Why I Write…

I am addicted to paper and pens. There… I have said it! The very first book I held within my tiny hands mesmerised my soul. I was completely in awe at the pictures of Ancient Egyptians that were laid before me. I was three at the time, and my brother so fondly remembers that I … Read more

Bikers for Autism Australia: Together we ride to enrich each others lives…

The luxurious content heavy and the visually delicious Driven Women Magazine, is the world’s first women’s motoring magazine. This magazine is a sheer delight to read and expands your mind to the knowledge and adventures that women around the world have in the motoring scene. As a feature writer and a motorcycle reviewer for this … 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

Meet the Spectrum Women Book Authors: Barb Cook

Reproduced from spectrumwomen.com  The Spectrum Women and authors of this book, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism, felt it would be a great opportunity to tell you a little about ourselves and the reasons why we were part of this incredible project. Each Spectrum Woman has a unique story to tell and today, on … Read more