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    AHEAD: (Association on Higher Education and Disability) - US

    The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is a membership organisation for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality support services to serve the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

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    Legal and ethical dilemmas and issues for Disability Liaison Officers in tertiary institutions.

    This paper, presented at Pathways 4 conference, considers ethical and legal issues associated with individual professional practice including negligence, negligent misstatement and client confidentiality. It addresses contextual professional concerns such as intra- and inter-role conflict (for example advocate versus mediator, or DLO role versus other University roles), and the difficulty of working in complex environments with competing agendas. (1997 Annette Rudd and Karen King).

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    Mental Health: for Professionals Professionals provides recommendations and advice for youth support workers and education professionals on a range of online interventions, tools and resources that can be used to support young people experiencing mental health difficulties and to build young people’s wellbeing and resilience. Information on key mental health and wellbeing concepts, where to refer young people to appropriate services or online tools, and teach mental health and wellbeing skills.

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    National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP) - UK

    NADP is a Professional Association for those working in the Tertiary education sector involved in the management or delivery of services for students with disabilities.

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    Students with Disabilities: Code of Practice for Australian Tertiary Institutions

    This Code of Practice for Australian tertiary institutions: establishes principles and guidelines for planning and delivery of services to students with disabilities across the tertiary education sector recommends national minimum standards of service and support identifies and documents examples of good practice in institutional responses to students with disabilities. ( B O'Connor, Des Power, R Watson and Judy Hartley 1998).

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    TAFE: Queensland (Disability Service Officers)

    Contact details for TAFE - Queensland (Disability Service Officers).

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    TAFE: South Australia (Disability Support)

    Information and contact details for TAFE - South Australia (Disability Support). Includes a downloadable Access Information Kit containing:

    • Access plan brochure
    • A guide for students with a disability or medical condition
    • Health practitioner's report
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    TAFE: TasTAFE (Disability Support)

    TasTAFE Disability Liaison Officers provide information and assistance to students with disability. With the right services, students with disability can participate and achieve in vocational education and training. TasTAFE recognises the definition of disability as outlined in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. Reasonable adjustments can be made that provide students the same opportunities in training as a person without disability.

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    TAFE: Victoria Disability Network

    The TAFE Disability Network (TDN)- Victoria,  is the network of Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) from across the TAFE sector in Victoria.The TDN meets to discuss common concerns, current issues, provides professional development and develop/consolidate links to other networks of professionals in education provision, local and federal government areas and community based organisations.