LIVE WEBINAR: MASTERING Self-Determination & Self-Advocacy with Barb Cook Thursday 6 May 2021

$35.00

WHEN: Thursday 6th May, 2021

START: 6pm Brisbane, Australia (AEDT)

DURATION: 75 minutes (1 hour presentation + 15 minutes 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 1 hour personal development.

Autism – ADHD – Dyslexia – Dyspraxia – Neurodiversity

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, through knowing what they want and how to confidently ask for it.

With the right supports, tools and strategies, they can develop high levels of self-determination, providing a firm sense of self-confidence. Working together as a community, as parents, partners, caregivers, health professionals, educators and employers, we can be part of the process in guiding, building and supporting them in attaining these skills and empowering them in determining a future that is directed by their visions, dreams and goals for their future.

This webinar will explore the barriers experienced and will provide practical tools, tips and strategies for teachers, employers, allied health professionals, neurodivergent people, their parents, support workers and carers.

 

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

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. The Neurodiversity Hub opens May 2021.

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 founder of Spectrum Women Magazine and editor and co-author of the internationally acclaimed book, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. Barb is a prolific writer on 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 autism, ADHD and Neurodiversity.

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.

For more information on Barb and her work click HERE.

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