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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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Pathways14 conference - 2018

5th – 7th December - Pathways14 Conference

Further information

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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

We shared a number of Disability Practitioners in the Spotlight last year, including this feature of Rick Boffa. Rick has spent more than ten years at RMIT University, and told ADCET "we should aim for inclusive diversity irrespective of disability, where particular learning styles can be addressed in the main." If you would like to be featured in our Disability Practitioner in the Spotlight this year, please do get in touch! https://www.adcet.edu.au/disability-practitioner/disability-practice-in-the-spotlight/rick-boffa/ [image shows a man with brown hair and glasses, wearing a white shirt, with a black cord under his collar]
9 Jan 2019
Last year saw the redevelopment of the Disability Awareness eLearning Training. Developed as part of the Australian Government's National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program, the Training is freely available. Its content is ideal for someone with minimal to no knowledge of disability and can also be used as a refresher course. Review your skills as the new year commences with this great resource - follow the link below! https://disabilityawareness.com.au/
7 Jan 2019
Today is #WorldBrailleDay, recognising the contribution of Louis Braille to helping people who are blind or vision impaired to read and write. Braille's impact is widely felt today throughout the community. Our website has a number of resources for students who are blind or have low vision, including this for students proficient in Braille: https://www.adcet.edu.au/inclusive-technology/blind-and-vision-impaired/braille-displays-and-notetakers/
4 Jan 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 next conference will be held in Manly, Sydney NSW in 2018. Further Pathways 2018 information.

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