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LIVE WEBINAR: Autism, ADHD and School – Understanding Sensory Environment and Behaviours in the Classroom 19 June 2024

Original price was: $78.00.Current price is: $59.00.

WHEN: Wednesday 19th June, 2024

START: 6pm Brisbane, Australia (AEST)

DURATION: 2 hours  (including Q & A)

WHERE: Online – Webinar link will be sent one (1) day prior to event start

On completion of this workshop, a certificate will be provided with 2.5 hour personal development

30 Day Access to Recording of Event

Autistic/ADHD students often have trouble with processing sensory information, either being hypersensitive or hyposensitive. In the classroom, many sensory factors can negatively impact on individuals’ work performance and contribute to increased levels of stress, anxiety and mental overwhelm. Being subjected to sensory assault on a regular basis can also impact wellbeing through physical pain, leading to changes in behaviour, withdrawal, or meltdown.

In this webinar, Barb will explore the potential causes and sources of sensory assault in the classroom, how to make classroom modifications and what supports can assist the individual in reducing their sensory overwhelm. This webinar will also investigate how education system and staff can improve classroom design cost effectively, providing sensory friendly learning environments for all students.

This webinar provides valuable insights, tools and strategies for teachers, teacher aides, learning support staff, support workers, developmental educators, occupational therapists, allied health professionals, carers, parents, autistic and ADHD people.

This event may be claimable for Self & Plan Managed NDIS Participants. Please check with your plan manager/LAC. Please advise in checkout or email us HERE if you require an invoice to claim against your funding package.

About the Presenter

Barb Cook Girl Women Autism WorkshopBarb Cook, M.Aut.(Ed), Dip.HSc.(Nut)

Developmental Educator, Integrative Nutritionist, Recreational Therapist & ADHD Coach

Barb Cook is a highly committed autistic advocate, writer, editor, and highly sought-after international speaker. She has made appearances on Australian radio and television, in newspapers and magazines, and in the SBS television documentary The Chameleons: Women with Autism.

Barb is a registered Developmental Educator, past Deputy Chair of the Developmental Educators Australia Incorporated (DEAI), an Integrative Nutritionist and current Executive Board Member of the Australian Integrative Medicine Association, and a certified member of Recreational Therapists Australia. Barb is director of the NeuroDiversity Hub, NeuroEmploy Pty Ltd and Neurotrition Australia.

Barb holds a Master of Autism degree from the University of Wollongong where she was also a researcher and co-project lead in the area of self-determination and self-advocacy for autistics adults.

Barb is currently engaged in research projects in the USA with her recent project investigating menopause and ageing in autistic people. Barb has a strong interest and holistic approach in working with autistic/ADHD women in midlife and ageing and is dedicated to improving the overall well-being and quality of life for neurodivergent people. Barb identifies a neurodivergent after being diagnosed mid-life (40) and after significant burnout in 2009 with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia.

Barb is internationally recognised for her bestselling book on autism in women, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism with Dr Michelle Garnett, filling the gap in literature between lived experience of autistic women and the clinical knowledge. Barb’s second best-selling book co-authored with Yenn Purkis, The Autism and Neurodiversity Self-Advocacy Handbook: Developing Skills to Determine Your Own Future, is an essential guidebook that gives you the tools and strategies to advocate for yourself in any situation, developing your skills in standing up for yourself, your needs and wishes. Barb’s third book, Planning Your Career Through Intense Interests is focused on assisting young autistic adults in navigating careers pathways. Barb is currently writing her fourth book on autism and menopause.

Barb is founder of Spectrum Women Magazine and is a prolific writer on autism, ADHD and neurodivergence.

Barb is a highly sought-after international speaker and presents on a variety of topics related to women, autism, ADHD and Neurodiversity. Barb spoke at the World Autism Organisation Congress 2018 in Houston Texas and 2019, and was invited by the United States government to keynote a special event “A Woman’s Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs” for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) in Washington DC, USA.

Barb was awarded the “A Different Brilliant” award at the Aspect National Recognition Awards in Sydney and the Leadership Support Award from the Neurodiversity Academy in 2021. In 2017 she received a Special Commendation from Queensland’s Governor, his Excellency, Paul De Jersey for the Autism Queensland Creative Futures Awards.

Barb is a passionate motorcyclist, and enjoys riding the love of her life, Ron Strom Burgundy, a Suzuki VStrom DL1000, who assists her with good self-care and an effective anxiety reducing and depression busting practice.

Visit www.neurodiversityhub.com/barb-cook/ and www.barbcook.com.au to learn more about Barb Cook.

Published research:

Listening to the autistic voice: Mental health priorities to guide research and practice in autism from a stakeholder-driven project. Teal W Benevides, Stephen Shore, May-Lynn Andresen, Barb Cook, Steven S. Coughlin, Dena L Gassner, Becca Lory Hector, and Lisa Morgan. Sage Journals: Autism doi.org/10.1177/1362361320908410 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1362361320908410

Interventions to address health outcomes among autistic adults: A systematic review. Teal W. Benevides, Stephen Shore, May-Lynn Andresen, Reid Caplan, Barb Cook, Dena L Gassner, Jasmine M Erves, Taylor M Hazlewood, M Caroline King, Lisa Morgan, Lauren E Murphy, Yenn Purkis, Brigid Rankowski, Sarah M Rutledge, Savannah P Welch, Karl Wittig. Sage Journals: Autism. doi.org/10.1177/1362361320913664 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1362361320913664