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LIVE Webinar: Exploring Mid Life Diagnosis Autistic ADHD Women Friday 7 June 2024

Original price was: $115.00.Current price is: $89.00.

WHEN: Friday 7th June, 2024

START: 10am – 1pm  Brisbane, Australia (AEST)

DURATION: 3 hours (including break and 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 3 hours personal development.

30 DAY ACCESS TO RECORDING OF EVENT

Whether self-identifying as being autistic/ADHD/AuDHD, seeking a diagnosis or have been diagnosed later in life, it can often feel overwhelming at knowing where to start in learning more about yourself, understanding supports and redesigning your life to one that suits you and not everyone else!

In this webinar, Barb speaks from both personal and clinical experience, having received a late life diagnosis of autism, ADHD and dyslexia in 2009, six weeks before her 40th birthday. Barb will guide you through the experiences we face after diagnosis and navigating getting supports and services that serve us and our needs.

Barb will also explore how our experiences as autistic women change as we age, especially in relation to our sensory issues, peri/menopause, health and wellbeing, executive functioning, burnout, demand overload, reduced capacity for work and planning for care as we age.

Topics covered in this event:

  • After Diagnosis/Self-Identification. What Happens Now?
  • Executive Functioning – the Challenges as We Age
  • Sensory Issues and Impact Across the Lifespan
  • Family & Relationships
  • Work – Changes in Capacity and Workload
  • Self-Advocacy – speaking up for yourself
  • Socialising – Designing it Your Way
  • Burnout & Demand Overload
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Aging & Supports – How Do We Get Our Needs and Supports Met
  • Supports & Accommodations – Therapy, Mentors, Coaches or Something Else?

This event is certainly one you don’t want to miss!

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

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.

If you require a detailed invoice, please email connect @ neurodiversityhub.com explaining what information is required.

Event online link to attend 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.

 

About the Presenter

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

Developmental Educator, Integrative Nutritionist & Adult 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 an affiliate member (ARTA) in Recreational Therapy.

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