Employment training & business consulting services
Neurodiversity in Employment
Skill building & support for Neurodivergent people. Consulting & training for workplace staff & business.
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NeuroEmploy provides a variety of neurodiversity specific educational and training programs for neurodivergent individuals, workplace staff, management and businesses.
Training and tailored consulting delivered by NeuroEmploy provides essential knowledge on being a neurodiversity inclusive workplace, how to support neurodivergent employees and how to re-evaluate workplace design, policies and practices for all staff.
Webinars, workshops and facilitated programs for neurodivergent people and staff have been designed by leading authorities in neurodivergent conditions and are delivered by neurodivergent people.
SLES - School Leavers Employment Supports - NDIS
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) is an early intervention approach for NDIS participants in their last year of school. It supports their transition from school to employment.
NeuroEmploy provides services to help young people prepare, look for and gain employment, with tailored, individualised capacity building activities so young people can achieve their future employment goals.
As part of supporting a participant’s pathway to employment, NeuroEmploy can:
- support a participant’s unique pathway to employment
- deliver training programs and supports to foster and develop their skills in preparing for work
- help foster partnerships and goodwill in the local community
- use our professional networks to engage and connect with potential employers.
How often do we hear ourselves saying “I just need to finish this job and then I can take a break”, or “If I can get this project finished, I can then take a couple of days off”? When we tell ourselves this over and over again, without taking action to ‘look after ourselves’, the
Autism, Neurodiversity and Employment: Working Together for Positive Futures by Barb Cook, M.Aut., Dip. HSc.
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
Workplace Social Skills: Challenging the Narrative for Autistic People by Barb Cook, M.Aut., Dip.HSc.
Workplace social skills. These words strike fear into the soul of any autistic person. I know this, because I am one of those people. I’ve had a tumultuous employment past, prior to my official diagnosis of Asperger syndrome (autism), ADHD and dyslexia in 2009. I never truly understood the “workplace social skills”, even though I
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About Barb Cook
Barb is an Autism and Neurodiversity Employment Consultant and a registered Developmental Educator (DE) who is passionate in supporting, consulting and mentoring on employment issues for neurodiverse adults and their employers. Barb has a Master of Autism (education) with focus on employment from the University of Wollongong, where she is also a tutor in this program and a research assistant in the area of self-determination and self-advocacy for adults on the autism spectrum.
Barb was formally identified on the autism spectrum along with ADHD and phonological dyslexia at age 40, and is editor and co-author of the internationally acclaimed book Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism, and editor in chief of Spectrum Women Magazine.
As a Developmental Educator, Barb focuses on developing individualised learning strategies, tools and supports with positive outcomes for individuals across the lifespan. Barb embraces a collaborative approach by working with health and educational professionals, support staff, employers, employees, families and caregivers to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of a person-centred approach in fostering positive support and enhancement of life outcomes. Barb has extensive experience in working with people on the autism spectrum, ADHD and dyslexia, especially with adults in creating pathways in attaining life goals in the areas of education, employment, health and interpersonal relationships.