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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

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.  


Upcoming ADCET Webinar

Teaching university students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD):
Practical Strategies for Success

Leona Holloway


Kimberley McMahon-Coleman and Kim Draisma have extensive experience working withbook cover. teaching university students with ASD university students on the spectrum, and recently published a book that provides tertiary educators and support staff with practical strategies for addressing challenges associated with ASD as they manifest in college and university environments. In this webinar, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman will draw from their findings to offer insight on how to use person-centred approaches to assist students with: Interpreting assignment tasks; Understanding unwritten expectations and codes of conduct; Working around rigidity of thinking; Project planning; Self-monitoring, and Multi-tasking.

When: Tuesday 4 April, 2017. 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
Further information about this webinar  


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





In the lead up to Autism Awareness Day, here is something that might be of interest. The National Guideline for Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis in Australia - Consultative Workshop Study is currently running. As many of you here deal directly with people on the Spectrum, you might wish to share your thoughts. You can find out how to do that here:
22 Mar 2017
Have you heard of Australian Network on Disability's Stepping Into program? Stepping Into matches talented university students with disability with paid internships with leading Australian businesses, for real work experience and to help foster an inclusive working environment and tap into an often ignored talent pool. There are many areas of work available, from Marketing & Sales to Mining, Oil & Gas, and students are given continual support and feedback. If you know any students, or businesses, who might like to apply for the program, share this post with them or encourage them to find out more via this link: [image shows a blonde woman, with her back to the viewer, wearing a navy blue top, facing a smiling young man in a dark business suit, wearing glasses]
18 Mar 2017
At some point in their career, it's likely that a university lecturer or tutor will come across a student on the Autism Spectrum. Do you know how to get the best from these students? In this FREE #webinar, hear from one of the authors of "Teaching University Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A guide to developing academic capacity and proficiency" and find out how to set your students up to achieve. Register here:
16 Mar 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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