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Autism, Neurodiversity and Employment: Working Together for Positive Futures

by Barb Cook, M.Aut., Dip.HSc. Registered Developmental Educator/Director NeuroEmploy Pty Ltd 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

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The unexpected benefits of COVID-19 on the way we work

Guest post written by Aron Mercer & Georgie Chinchen from Xceptional While the COVID-19 pandemic will eventually pass, our hope is the changes to ways of work will endure. 2020 was supposed to be a year of growth for Xceptional. Thanks to Google.Org, Westpac and AMP we had capital, a growing team, and diverse customers.

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Learning the Art of Checking In On Yourself

Self-monitoring is a great practice we can all implement in our daily lives. But what does self-monitoring entail? And why should (and how can) you do it? Self-monitoring can help you to keep a check on what you are doing at any given moment. For instance, is what you are doing really what you are supposed to

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An Introduction to Self-Advocacy & Self-determination Skills. What Are They and Why Are They So Important?

Neurodivergent people often experience challenges in exercising skills associated with self-determination and self-advocacy. Being pinnacle life skills that drive their success in education, employment, independence and within society, with the right supports, tools and strategies, they can develop high levels of self-determination, providing a firm sense of self-confidence. When neurodivergent people gain these skills and

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AUStism at Home - Transitioning to Adulthood

Video: AUStism at Home – Transitioning to Adulthood

(51.02 mins) Hosted, by Autism Awareness Australia, watch ‘AUStism at Home…. an insightful discussion about “Transitioning into adulthood on the autism spectrum.”‘, recorded on 2 April 2020. The webinar panel included: Chris Bonnello, Autistic Not Weird Barb Cook, Neurodivergent Advocate, Writer, Speaker & Biker Charmaine Fraser, Autism mum and Director of Aurora Coordination Nicole Rogerson, Autism

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