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Supporting You - Supporting Students

Welcome to the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)

In order to facilitate successful outcomes and improve the educational experience for students with disability, ADCET provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.  

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Issues, Challenges and Ways Forward

Where: James Cook University, Townsville
When: 30 June - 1 July 2017

'Building a more resilient culture within higher education and the local community'

The Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education conference is an international conference open to researchers, practitioners, educators and students working in the higher education mental health space. The intent is to promote discussion of the nature and future of mental health issues in higher education. The themes are: Community Links and Transitions; Well-being and Lived Experience; Mental Health Research; Policy and Institutional Response; Ways Forward.

Further information

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Disability Practice In the Spotlight

Rhonda Ebeling

 Rhonda Ebeling

Keeping VET In the Loop

Rhonda Ebeling is a Head Teacher Disabilities in NSW TAFE North Coast. As someone who has always been committed to supporting students with additional needs, Rhonda initially trained as a teacher of the deaf and has qualifications in Auslan. A move to Canberra back in 1994, was the unexpected catalyst to her tertiary disability practitioner career. She took up a position in a disability support role in the TAFE there, and since then, apart from a teaching role for four years, has worked in this sector. Rhonda has been in her current role since 2009. Read more about Rhonda

"...I was never taught to be afraid … to ask for something that I needed and to tell people what I needed." 19 year old journalism student Vanessa Vlajkovic says access to education is a human right, not a privilege, and isn't letting her communication challenges stop her from learning and reaching her goals at Edith Cowan University (ECU). http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-22/deafblind-journalism-student-breaking-down-barriers/8461230?WT.ac=statenews_wa&sf72559037=1
24 Apr 2017
The Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education conference is an international conference open to researchers, practitioners, educators and students working in the higher education mental health space. The intent is to promote discussion of the nature and future of mental health issues in higher education. The themes are: Community Links and Transitions; Well-being and Lived Experience; Mental Health Research; Policy and Institutional Response; Ways Forward. Will you be attending? More information here: https://www.jcu.edu.au/college-of-arts-society-and-education/events/iamhhec
18 Apr 2017
The inventor of the internet is calling for programmers to take into account the needs of people with a disability when designing technology. While the article mostly refers to the internet, it's relevant to other types of digital design too. [picture shows a man in dark sunglasses with his arms crossed, leaning against a window]
14 Apr 2017

National Disability Coordinator Officer section

This section is for NDCOs to share information and to be kept up to date with what other NDCOs are doing within their regions.  Further information

The ATEND Pathways Conference is a bi-annual event organised by the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) The conference brings together a range of professional and academic staff to identify and remove barriers for people with disability participating in higher education and training. The first conference was held in Geelong, Victoria in 1991 and rotates around the country.  The next conference will be held in Canberra in 2016. Further Pathways information.

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