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    myWAY Employability

    myWAY Employability is a smart web platform designed specifically to help young people on the autism spectrum plan and prepare for their working life. myWAY Employability guides young people through a series of questions to help them identify their strengths, interests, learning and environmental preferences, and then matches this information to potential relevant careers and employment pathways. myWAY Employability provides scaffolded goal setting, to break goals into smaller action lists to track progress. 

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    Supporting autistic students to work with their peers - UK

    A research project which looked at how students with autism in higher education undertaking group work can be better supported to work with their peers. The research that also looked at existing best practice guidance led to a set of good practice principles for academic staff and autism practitioners. 

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    Guidelines: responding to the needs of staff and students with disability in COVID-19 return-to-campus planning for Australia’s tertiary institutions

    These Guidelines aim to complement your institution’s general approach to return to campus and enhance existing resources by ensuring that return-to-campus plans are viewed through a ‘disability lens’. 

    They provide considerations and practical recommendations to support the safe return of staff and students with disability in COVID-19 back onto campus when they are comfortable and able to do so. (July 2020)

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    Higher Education’s Next Great Challenge: Ensuring Full Inclusion for Students with Disabilities - US

    This guide presents information and strategies to improve the successful participation of students with disabilities in higher education. Section 1: Begin at the Beginning introduces a purposeful recruitment and admissions approach to attracting disability-diverse students. In Section 2: More than Compliance, we describe the many aspects of accommodations for students on campus, including how to determine whether an accommodation is needed, how to meet those needs, and how to build a campus-wide understanding among students and staff about accommodations.  This document is based on the most current research on disability and higher education as well as lessons learned from studies and practices for including racially/ethnically underrepresented students, LGBTQ students, and women.)

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    ADCET Webinar: How Ideamapper helps students of varying abilities plan, write and reference

    Callum Ferguson, the sales and marketing manager at Ideamapper will outline the unique innovative features of Ideamapper that helps address the cognitive challenges of note-taking, grasping complex learning concepts and constructing written assignments across all subject areas including STEM. Ideamapper uses mind mapping to help students manage information in a bitesize format, helping unlock ideas otherwise lost in a jumble of information. A vast array of templates and writing frames are included to help students get started with their essays and to more effectively manage the structure of their writing tasks. For the remainder of the 2020 academic year, ideamapper is offering free pilots to universities and TAFEs to allow all students to have access to an effective mindmapping technology during these challenging times of COVID-19. (July 2020)

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    Ideamapper is a visual mind mapping tool. It combines next-gen mind mapping with word processing functionality, resulting in software that enhances creativity, productivity and information retention. It works because the brain can process visual clues much faster & easier than written ones.

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    Podcast: Administrative excellence and the transformative power of education – Dr Lin Martin AO

    Dr Lin Martin reflects on a career spanning the transition from a research higher degree student in the early 1970s to a brilliant career in higher education leadership, administration and regulation.

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    Reframing Professional Language Around Autism

    This article explores experiences of being on the receiving end of medicalised language and discussed some of the reasons that professionals might be inclined to write in a pathologising tone, rather than from a place of acceptance, despite societal shifts towards conceptualising autism as a natural human variation, rather than a condition to be corrected or cured.

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    How Neurodivergent Students Are Getting Through the Pandemic

    This article focuses on students with anxiety disorders, autism and other disabilities who are struggling with the disruption of their normal routines after the move to remote education. 

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    NCSEHE: Student equity data

    NCSEHE National Student Equity Data webpage allows users to download and graph data on undergraduate equity student participation and performance in Australia, as sourced from the Australian Government’s Higher Education Student Data Collection. It allows for comparisons at the university, institutional grouping, state and territory, and national levels. Reporting occurs across major equity groups and seven indicators: Access (commencing enrolments and % share); Participation (enrolments and % share); Attrition (% share); Success (% share); and Attainment (% share). Users will be able to quickly source equity participation data and to view trends over recent years for individual institutions, while also comparing trends in key indicators across universities. (July 2020)

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