A study led by The University of Western Australia and funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) has found improvements for the disadvantaged in accessing a tertiary education, but there are still challenges that lie ahead in the job market.
The study, led by Dr Ian Li from UWA’s School of Population and Global Health, used 2016 data collected from the Australian Graduate Outcomes Study linked to administrative records from 19 Australian universities. It examined education and employment opportunities available to people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, people with a disability, and people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
In the US, despite facing many of the same barriers, stereotypes and blatant discrimination that wheelchair-using doctors encounter, a growing army of nurses on wheels is fighting the system and advocating for changes that will benefit everyone, with and without disability. (Original source: New Mobility Magazine. written by Tim Gilmer. April 2019)
This US article reports that although the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 provide for reasonable accommodations in education, finding a medical school that complies with these laws is routinely difficult. (Original source: New Mobility Magazine. written by Tim Gilmer. March 2019)
This is a series of short, interactive online training resources for university staff which are designed to increase awareness of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) in Higher Education.
The training resources: give staff an overview of each SpLD and the ways each of them overlap and co-occur; outline some of the difficulties that students with SpLDs can experience in HE; and, introduce staff to some of the key principles of inclusive curriculum design, curriculum delivery and assessment, and give them practical ideas to use to ensure accessibility.
The online training covers Dyselxia, Dyspraxia, ADHD,Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia.
- The Breadth and Depth of Disability-Related Literature: From the Editor
- The Impact of Transition Services in Facilitating College Degree for Students with Visual Impairments: Post-Bachelor’s Degree Perspectives
- A Descriptive Review of ADHD Coaching Research: Implications for College Students
- Investigating the Outcomes and Perceptions of an Inclusive Aquatic Exercise Class for University Students with Physical Disabilities
- Perspectives of North American Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities: A Scoping Review
- Applying Salutogenesis to the Experiences of Students with Disabilities in the Netherlands
- An Innovative Postsecondary Education Program for Students with Disabilities in STEM (Practice Brief)
- Student Learning Outcomes for Disability Services: What Evidence do you Have? From the Editor
- Use of Student Learning Outcomes in Postsecondary Disability Offices
- Emerging Adults: Perspectives of College Students with Disabilities
- A Qualitative Investigation of Bullying of Individuals with Disabilities on a College Campus
- Transitional Challenges for Students with Disabilities During a Period of Systemic Imbalance
- Predictors and Trajectories of Educational Functioning in College Students With and Without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: From the Editor
- The Use of a Coaching Model to Support the Academic Success and Social Inclusion of Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Community and Technical College Settings
- Exploring Barriers for Facilitating Work Experience Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Enrolled in Postsecondary Education Programs
- Inclusive Community Service Among College Students With and Without Intellectual Disability: A Physical Activity in Inclusive Postsecondary Education for Students With Intellectual Disability
- Promoting Employee Handbook Comprehension for Postsecondary Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders
- “Letting Go:” Parent Perspectives on the Outcomes of an Inclusive Postsecondary Education Experience for Students with Developmental Disabilities
- It’s Okay to Teach People with an Intellectual Disability About Their Disability (Practice Brief)
- A Financial Literacy Course for Postsecondary Students with Intellectual Disabilities (Practice Brief)
- A Tribute to the Commitment to Disability Studies Academic Literature: From the Editor
- Development of a First Year Success Seminar for College Students with Disabilities
- Sexual Coercion Experiences Among Canadian University Students with Disabilities
- University Students with Disabilities: Factors that Contribute to Their Self-Predicted Likelihood of Graduation
- Do Multimedia Instructional Designs Enhance Comprehension in College Students with Dyslexia?
- Social Group Membership and Risk-Taking Behaviors Among College Students with ADHD Symptoms
- Disability in Postsecondary STEM Learning Environments: What Faculty Focus Groups Reveal About Definitions and Obstacles to Effective Support
- Promoting Inclusive Teaching Among College Faculty: A Framework for Disability Service Providers (Practice Brief)
This research aimed to examine viewpoints on what affects the success of Australian university students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Despite recognition of the challenges faced by students with ASD there is limited understanding of the barriers and facilitators to participation in major life areas, such as being a university student.
Material and Method: Q-methodology was used to describe the viewpoints of university students with ASD, their parents and their mentors, on success at university for students with ASD. A total of 57 participants completed the Q-sort.
Results/Findings: Three viewpoints emerged; Individualised Support, Contextual Support and Social Support.
Conclusions: This study highlighted that supports need to be individualised to the barriers and facilitators faced by Australian students with ASD. Supports also need to be contextualised to the built and social environments of universities.
This work was supported by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC)
Create Your Future is a film project showcasing the successes and challenges experienced by people with disability from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. These films aim to build aspiration for tertiary education and employment amongst those facing similar issues, and to create deeper and broader cultural understandings to encourage culturally safe, accessible and inclusive support services.
Original short films, made with and for people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, sharing personal stories from their own unique cultural perspective.
The films were produced by NSW NDCO Officers.
The longitudinal Study of Australian School Leavers with Autism (SASLA) has released a snapshot to understand who is taking part in this survey and what their experiences are at the time of first entering the study.
This project follows young people aged 15 to 25 years over a 2-year period. It is part of a long-term Autism CRC strategy to develop a range of assets for national and international autism research. (February 2019)
Pathways and Connections Guide is a transition planning resource for services and students/people with disability in the Hunter-Central Coast region. (March 2019)