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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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Disability Practice in the Spotlight

Petria McGoldrickPartnerships – in working together, supporting each other, always learning & celebrating success. 
It’s been fifteen years since Petria McGoldrick commenced her role as a Disability Liaison Officer at the University of Wollongong. Though it’s been a while, she can still recall her role prior to this one; she was working in occupational rehab, based in the workers’ compensation area, and also assisting people from the community with disability to fulfil their work and education goals. Clearly, disability assistance is an area she has long been passionate about.  Read more about Petria McGoldrick

Our latest newsletter landed in inboxes today! If you're not on our newsletter mailing list, you can read our latest news, events and resources at https://www.adcet.edu.au/resource/10002/adcet-newsletter-february-2019/ - or better yet, sign up at https://www.adcet.edu.au/adcet-newsletters/ to receive our monthly newsletters so you never miss another update!
15 Feb 2019
The 11th annual Australian Network on Disability (AND) national conference will be held in Melbourne, Tuesday, 14 May 2019. This year's exciting theme is: Positive Forces for Change. The conference comes at a time of unprecedented focus on inclusion of people with disability, and will provide an unparalleled opportunity for you to learn tested and pioneering practices that facilitate employment, retention and inclusion of people with disability, and innovative ways to deliver sustainable access and inclusion outcomes. Previous years have sold out - register now! https://www.adcet.edu.au/resource/9996/2019-and-conference/ [image: a large number of colourful silhouettes of people against a blue background]
14 Feb 2019
Keep an eye on this! These students have designed a search tool to help people with dyslexia. "...rather than getting text-heavy responses you might otherwise encounter on traditional Q&A platforms, users will respond with short visual demonstrations instead: a one-minute clip showcasing the technique behind the trill, or a step-by-step guide on how to solve an equation, for example." https://thespinoff.co.nz/business/12-02-2019/lookup-is-the-yahoo-answers-for-people-with-dyslexia/
12 Feb 2019

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 2018 Conference was held in Manly, Sydney NSW. Further Pathways 2018 information.

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