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    Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC)

    The Social Policy Research Centre (formerly Disability Studies and Research Institute (DSaRI) and Disability Studies and Research Centre (DSRC) at the University of New South Wales is a national research centre. The centre undertakes research into and education about disability issues from a social perspective and promotes public debate associated with the social dimensions of disability.

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    Successful outcomes for students with disability in Australian higher education (NCSEHE)

    This evidence-based resource collates NCSEHE funded research to inform policy and practice and improve outcomes for equity students in Australian higher education.   Current research outlined in this paper includes a focus on sub-groups of students with a disability, such as Indigenous students and students on the Autism Spectrum, which not only deals with issues facing these particular groups, but which reinforces the variety, range and individuality of students with a disability.

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    The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC)

    The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) was established to advance knowledge on the nature and causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as to develop and study evidence-based strategies for supporting individuals and families affected by these conditions.

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    The uni virtual clinic: changing the way mental health care is provided to young people at university

    This research looks into the uni virtual clinic (UVC), which is a comprehensive online service developed in partnership between the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University (ANU) and the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre that has been designed to prevent and treat mental health problems and related issues in university students. It is anonymous, free to the end-user, tailored, and incorporates evidence-based treatments and information.

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    University student perspectives on institutional non-disclosure of disability and learning challenges: reasons for staying invisible

    It is suspected that there is a much larger population of students who choose non-disclosure, and therefore decide not to access support. Very little is known about the reasons for non-disclosure as this group represents a hidden population in higher education. This research identified that there were sound reasons for non-disclosure, students continually weigh up potential disclosure during their study, and students have difficulty with the disclosure process. We conclude that institutions need to understand that they have an invisible group of non-disclosing SWD in their student populations and that, to meet their learning challenges, universities need to support changes to policies, procedures and curriculum design.  (International Journal of Inclusive Education. Volume 23, 2019. Susan Grimes, Erica Southgate, Jill Scevak and Rachel Buchanan.  )

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    We Belong - Autism Spectrum Australia Report

    The 'We Belong' report was released by Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) in May 2012 and investigates the experiences, aspirations and needs of adults with Asperger's disorder and high functioning autism. It describes the very significant range of unmet needs of Australian adults who have an austism spectrum disorder (ASD) with no intellectual disability.

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