Mentoring

The Spectrum Women mentors provide one on one services for neurodivergent adults to help them in working towards a future that is fulliflling and determined by their visions and goals. The following mentors provide a variety services and will enable you to work with a mentor that best suits your needs. Bookings for services are made directly with the mentor via clicking the link in each of the mentor’s description below.

Barb Cook, M.Aut.

Brisbane, Australia  (AEST/UTC+10)

Developmental Educator and Life Coach

Becca Lory Hector, CAS, BCCS

Denver, Colorado, USA  (MDT/UTC-6)

Certified Autism and Cognitive Specialist

Jen Elcheson

Western Canada (PT/UTC-8/-7)

Private Autistic Mentor

 

Barb Cook, M.Aut.  – Brisbane, Australia  (AEST/UTC+10)

Barb is a Developmental Educator and Life Coach for neurodivergent adults (autism, ADHD and dyslexia). She is a full member of the Developmental Educators Australia Inc. (DEAI), and a registered service provider with the NDIS for plan and agency managed participants. Barb has a Master of Autism (education) with focus on employment from the University of Wollongong, Australia, 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.

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.

Services Barb provides for neurodivergent adults (autism, ADHD and dyslexia) but not limited to:

  • Sensory profiling
  • Developing informative individual profiles
  • Individualised support plans (person-centred approach)
  • Goal and vision planning
  • Facilitating self-determination and self-advocacy
  • Establishing effective communication skills
  • Cultivating positive interpersonal skills
  • Transition Support – e.g. school to higher education, education to employment
  • Developing independent living skills
  • Enhancing Quality of Life (QoL) and community participation
  • Environmental audits/assessments
  • Assessments (Vineland 3)

Barb provides services in person by appointment only from Brisbane, QLD Australia (UTC+10/AEST) and online globally via Zoom.

To book an appointment or to find out more information, please email Barb HERE.

 

Becca Lory Hector, CAS, BCCS  – Denver, Colorado, USA  (MDT/UTC-6)

Becca’s focus as a Certified Autism and Cognitive Specialist is the inclusion, self-defined success, fulfillment, and quality of life of adults on the autism spectrum and other neurodiversities. Through a variety of mediums including public speaking presentations, neurodiversity consulting, and social media consulting, Becca offer options and insights into successfully living a self-defined, goal-oriented, fulfilling neurodivergent life.

Private Sessions for Spectrum Adults

Sometimes we autistic adults get stuck. It’s often referred to as inertia. We so badly want to reach a goal, or overcome a challenge, but cannot figure out what the steps are to get there OR, they seem too “big” to tackle so we end up doing nothing, safe in our routine, avoiding change. Unable to motivate? Feeling like you could use a little direction? Have a burning question that you know only a fellow autistic can answer? I get it. I’ve been there. And now I want to share my secrets to a successful, fulfilling life on the spectrum with you, as your coach and mentor. Remember, I am NOT a replacement for your therapist. Instead, I am alternative to sitting still between appointments. I am your homework. I am that little extra push you need, to live the life that you deserve to live. Plus, I know EXACTLY what its like to be an autistic adult in today’s loud world because I am one. I cannot wait to help you live your best life!

Neurodiversity & Inclusion Consulting

In response to the neurodiversity movement, are you looking to update your business, college/university, or organization to include and accommodate the thousands of diagnosed autistics? As an accomplished certified autism specialist with years of professional and personal experience, I can help you meet the challenges that neurodiversity and inclusion present while providing educational material and resources to update and improve the understanding and impact of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in your organization. By utilizing my expertise, knowledge, and objective point of view, I can help organizations spot problems and better their performance in ways that they might not be able to see themselves. Let me help you to address the challenges that a neurodiverse environment presents, so that you can quickly and effectively reach your inclusion goals.

Book your session with Becca by clicking HERE. 

 

Jen Elcheson – Western Canada (PT/UTC-8/-7)

Available 3.30pm – 6pm, Mon – Fri

Skype ID:  calamityjen09

Jen was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 1998, back when very few people were diagnosed, let alone females. She has devoted her life to supporting and mentoring children on the spectrum. She currently works professionally as an Education Assistant for the public school system, and respite caregiver and is a private autistic mentor, in particular for autistic women. Jen also runs an online support group, has written articles for AAN magazine, and is a lifelong music fan, especially metal and classic rock. Jen lives in northern British Columbia in Western Canada with her two ball pythons Athena and Lilith.

Book your session with Jen by emailing her HERE. 

 

**Please note mentors are not a substitute for qualified health professionals in providing medical advice, diagnosis or intervention. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.