LIVE WEBINAR: Education to Employment – Preparing for Work with Barb Cook 22 September 2022


WHEN: Thursday 22nd September, 2022
TIME: 9.30am – 2.30pm  (AEST – Brisbane, Australia)

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

with Autistic/Neurodivergent presenter

Barb Cook, M.Aut., Dip.HSc.

Registered Developmental Educator & Neurodiversity Employment Coach

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 and skills, self-advocacy and self-determination,  along with identifying supports and accommodations, that will assist young autistic/ADHD/Neurodivergent people in attaining and achieving their employment vision.

This event will also cover tips, strategies and skills in writing a resume, applying for jobs, the interview process and the expectations in the workplace when you land that position!

Barb Cook has a witty and enlightening presenting style that will ensure you are engaged, informed and ready to head out into the world of work!

This webinar will provide practical tools, tips and strategies for teens, parents, support workers, carers, teachers, employers, employment agencies, occupational therapists, developmental educators, psychologists and allied health professionals.

This workshop is not to be missed.

Read description below for  information on the presenter.

Presentation slides and handouts will be provided prior to the event.

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Event link to attend online will be sent out to participants 24 hours prior to event start. Please check your junk and spam folders if you do not receive a link. We will be unable to resend a link once the event has started.

A copy of the recording of the event will be available for you to watch for 30 days.

This workshop may be claimed under the NDIS for self and plan managed participants. Please check with your NDIS LAC / Plan Manager prior to purchasing your ticket.

Applicable NDIS Line Items until 30th June 2022

Capacity building: 15_056_0128_1_3  Therapeutic Supports: Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy And/Or Training (Incl. AT) – Other Therapy
NDIS item: 15_038_0117_1_3  Training for Carers / Parents: Development Of Daily Living And Life Skills – Improved Daily Living Skills
NDIS item:  10_011_0128_5_3  Therapeutic Supports: Employment Related Assessment And Counselling

Applicable NDIS Line Items from 1st July 2022 onwards

Capacity building: 15_613_0128_1_3  Therapeutic Supports: Assessment Recommendation Therapy or Training – Developmental Educator – Developmental Educator
NDIS item: 15_038_0117_1_3  Training for Carers / Parents: Development Of Daily Living And Life Skills – Improved Daily Living Skills
NDIS item:  10_011_0128_5_3  Therapeutic Supports: Employment Related Assessment And Counselling


About the presenter Barb Cook, M.Aut. (Edu), Dip.HSc. (Nut)

Barb is a registered Developmental Educator, Deputy Chair of the Developmental Educators Australia Incorporated (DEAI), and an Autism and Neurodiversity Employment Consultant and Life Coach for neurodivergent adults (ADHD, autism and dyslexia). Barb holds a Master of Autism (education) degree with focus on employment from the University of Wollongong, where she is also a researcher and co-project lead in the area of self-determination and self-advocacy for adults on the autism spectrum.

Barb has extensive experience in working with adults on the autism spectrum and ADHD, in creating pathways in attaining life goals in the areas of self-determination and self-advocacy, education, employment, health and interpersonal relationships.

Barb is founder of the Neurodiversity Hub in Gympie Queensland, a space providing allied health services for neurodivergent people, including one-on-one support, therapeutic groups, workshops and presentations and an informal space to meet.

Barb is Director and Founder of NeuroEmploy Pty Ltd, a company providing a variety of neurodiversity specific educational and training programs for neurodivergent individuals, workplace staff, management and businesses.

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 recently released and 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 is founder of Spectrum Women Magazine and is a prolific writer on autism, ADHD and neurodivergence and employment and is published in academic research.

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 identifies as neurodivergent, being formally diagnosed mid-life with ADHD, Autism and dyslexia in 2009, and promotes a strength-based and person-centred approach in her life and work.

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.

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