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

The Way of the Waterfall – Feature Story Issue Three Driven Women Magazine

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 The Way of the Waterfall – Feature Story Issue Three Driven Women Magazine

Why are they so mean?

Reproduced from spectrumwomen.com  The words, “Why are they so mean?” has constantly rolled around in my mind, haunting me on and off for a lifetime. A recent encounter, hearing that very same statement from a young soul, tugged at my very core. Why indeed are people at times so mean? Why do they hurt us … Read more Why are they so mean?

My Safe Space…

Putting on my big black motorcycle jacket, boots and helmet makes me feel safe. I have an armour protecting me from the outside world that I don’t want to let in… but only for a while. I need this time away, so sorry, I am not letting you in behind this barrier…. this time is … Read more My Safe Space…

“Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism” Roundtable | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 46

Originally published at Spectrumly Speaking / Different Brains here. Spectrumly Speaking is also available on: iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud IN THIS WEEK’S EPISODE: (32 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS discuss the new book “Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism”, and are joined by the book’s editor, Barb Cook, and two contributors, Renata Jurkevythz andMaura Campbell. … Read more “Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism” Roundtable | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 46

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

Spectrumly Speaking Episode 13 – Autism Advocacy in Australia, with Barb Cook of Spectrum Women Magazine

(28 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Barb Cook. Barb was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome in 2009 and is Founder and Editor in Chief of Spectrum Women Magazine. She is a highly committed Autism/Aspergers advocate, keen motorcyclist and web/graphics guru. Barb has made numerous appearances on Australian television and radio, in national … Read more Spectrumly Speaking Episode 13 – Autism Advocacy in Australia, with Barb Cook of Spectrum Women Magazine

Be Unashamedly You…

Reproduced from spectrumwomen.com  I believe in myself… finally. It hasn’t always been this way. Life was this strange existence that I could never quite figure a way to get through. Well, that was to the outside world. Life in my own world made perfect sense — especially as a young girl — but that changed … Read more Be Unashamedly You…