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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.  


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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.

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Disability Practice In the Spotlight

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Making Connections to Make a Difference

Liz Penny Making a positive difference to the experiences of students with disability by connecting with students, her team, other staff and the wider community is what Liz does best in her work at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). As the Manager of Accessibility and Financial Assistance she leads an enthusiastic and committed team of Accessibility Consultants to assist her achieve this goal with the 1500 students who are registered with their service. Read more about Liz

Meet the University of Canberra student who is proving her teachers wrong and smashing their misconceptions about Autism... []
23 May 2017
Our next webinar isn't far away! Join us on Wednesday May 31st as we look at the findings from recent research that was undertaken by Ian Li and David Carroll (The University of Western Australia). Their research looks at the determinants of student satisfaction at university, with a focus on equity group differences. Register now!
18 May 2017
Be part of a national project investigating the reasons why students with disabilities might be reluctant to disclose their equity status to universities. Staff in equity services are invited to provide feedback to this project which will provide guidelines to universities to help them promote self-disclosure by students. For more information, and to take part in the survey, click here: [image shows a large old gothic style sandstone building in the background, with green lawn in front and students sitting on the lawn].
12 May 2017

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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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