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AV's World of Work: Socialising & Executive Functioning with Barb Cook

  • 30 Apr 2020
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom Online Meeting (Joining link provided in registration email)
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  • Must be current (paid up) member of Aspergers Victoria. Partners/children may be registered as a guest under this ticket type.
  • Not yet a member of Aspergers Victoria.
    If you wish to become a member before registering , please go to You can then book at the Member ticket price.
  • Member of the existing AV Volunteers Team or special guest who has received a VIP invitation containing our specific celebration registration code.

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Aspergers Victoria Online Educational Event:

AV's World of Work: SocialISING & Executive Functioning with Barb Cook

Aspergers Victoria has been fortunate enough to organise Barb Cook for a one-off presentation discussing two hot topics - managing our social skills in the workplace and Aspie-friendly ways to improve our executive functioning skills.

Barb is an internationally recognised author, speaker and neurodiversity advocate based in Brisbane. She is a registered Developmental Educator and a Autism and Neurodiversity Employment Consultant. Barb has a Master of Autism (Education) with focus on employment from the University of Wollongong, where she is also a tutor and a research assistant in the area of self-determination and self-advocacy for adults on the autism spectrum. She 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 identifies as neurodivergent, being diagnosed with autism, ADHD and dyslexia in 2009 at age 40. Barb promotes a strength-based and person-centred approach in her work and life.

Click here to read more about Barb’s education and advocacy work

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Timing on the night:

7.30 pm: Welcome and introduction from Tamsin (President)

7.40 pm: Barb's presentation 

8.30 pm: Question and answer session

9.00 pm: Event concludes.

Cost: $20 Aspergers Vic Members, $35 Non-Members. Please book and pay online before attending, You will receive the link to join the meeting when your payment is done and you will receive a Event Confirmed email containing this link.

Who should attend: This event is suitable for Aspergers Vic members and families, professionals, or anyone else interested in this topic. Suitable age: teenagers and upwards. 

The Zoom session will be facilitated by the Event Team:

  • Speaker: Barb Cook
  • Tamsin Jowett - AV President
  • Lyndel Kennedy - Events & Young Adults Team Volunteer
  • Anna Yaroslavsky - Volunteer Events Coordinator 
  • Emma Howden - AV Staff Member

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a program that allows video, web and audio conferencing.You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)

STEP 1: Before the Meeting: Make sure you download Zoom

Download onto your computer:

  1. Visit, locate Zoom Client for Meetings and click Download.
  2. Follow the download and installation prompts (you do not need admin access).
Download onto your phone / tablet:

1. Go to the App store of your device (e.g. App Store or Google Play).

2. Search for Zoom

3. Download it, as per other apps.

STEP 2: At the Meeting time: Log into Zoom

1. Open up the Zoom application

1a.  If using a computer - Go to "Settings", and do "Audio" -> "Sound and "Microphone" checks before you start.

2. Enter the Meeting ID you've been provided (in the confirmed registration email). The host will receive a 'door bell' that you are waiting and will admit you to the meeting.

Participate via phone line only:

1. Dial in via one of these numbers:  +61 3 7018 2005 Australia +61 8 7150 1149 Australia +61 2 8015 6011 Australia. Find your local number:

2. Key in the Meeting ID (from your registration confirmed email).

Once you have entered the Zoom meeting room:
  • Your microphone will be muted by default (to minimize background noise)
  • Video - you can choose if its on or off    (On = more internet used)
  • When you want to talk - unmute microphone - click in your picture/device name thumbnail at top of the screen and select "unmute" to switch on your microphone.
  • Try to time your contribution so that only 1 person talks at a time.
  • If you want to contribute something but find it difficult to see a suitable pause, you can type your message, either to 'everyone' or to the person you wish to see it (private chat).
More instructions of how to use Zoom in the meeting will be provided at the start of the meeting. 

Contact Details:  Emma at  emall preferred, or 0432 139 528

ABN 47 066 180 983

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