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 ADCET Webinar 

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Access and Barriers to Online Education for People with Disability

 ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND), in partnership with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) are excited to be able to bring you this free webinar. Mike Kent will present on his NCSEHE funded research that looked into students with disability studying online in higher education in Australia, and will discuss some unexpected findings about the nature of the students with disability studying in the circumstances. When: Thursday 11 Augusts 1pm - 2pm AEST

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Upcoming Events

Australia’s dea logoDisability Employment Conference is Australasia’s premier conference for managers, aspiring managers, practitioners, Board members, training and education providers, employers, disability advocates, and academics working in or with the Disability Employment Services sector. When: 10 - 11 August, 2016. View the event website »

atem logoExaminations Conference 2016  The 2016 Examinations Network Conference will be held from the 16 - 18 August 2016 at RMIT University in Melbourne and will explore the theme:  "Equitable Assessment Exams or those for students with disabilities". View the event website »

ydas logoLife After School will provide an alternative perspective on the choices that young people with disability can make upon graduating from secondary school. The expo will demonstrate that there are more options for young people with disabilities than just unstimulating courses, day programs or sheltered employment.
When: 15 September, 2016. View the event website »

ATEND logoPathways13 - Canberra 2016 The 13th  bi-annual Pathways conference will be held Wednesday 30 November - Friday 2 December, 2016 at the Hotel Realm, Canberra.  Further information »

Latest News

Pathways13: Abstract submissions are closing Monday 1 August The Pathways 13 Conference Committee invites the submission of abstracts for the conference program. Further information »

Louisa Alessandri Memorial Fund Scholarship  Applications are now invited for the Louisa Alessandri Memorial Fund Scholarship, now valued at $10,000.  The  Scholarship is intended to help students, residing in Western Australia, with a physical, vision or hearing disability to achieve their career aspirations. The application period will close Friday, 30 September 2016. Further information »

Research participants required: Investigating the barriers to students with disability of completing an HDR qualification  The aim of the study is to find the barriers to students with disability completing a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) qualification. Further information »

2016 Equity Fellows Programme  The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) at Curtin University has been charged with managing the Programme.  Six Fellowships will be awarded between 2015 and 2017. The value of each Fellowship will be up to $215,000, covering engagement of a Fellow for a period of 12 months (full-time equivalent). Further information »

Survey: Communication Barriers The Conexu Foundations are conducting a survey on communication barriers being faced by people who are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired -  at school, work and in daily life - and how technology may help now, and in the future. Further information »

Stepping Into Winter 2016 is a paid internship program designed specifically for university students with disability.  The program is one of mutual benefit for both employers and the students.  Internships are now available for Winter 2016. Further information »

 Latest Articles and Weblinks

Graduate Careers Australia: GradStats Graduate Careers Australia’s (GCA) annual Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) is a study of the activities of new higher education graduates around four months after the completion of their qualifications. In the 2015 AGS, new graduates who completed the requirements for awards in the calendar year 2014 were surveyed regarding their major activities, including labour market activity, further full-time study, or their unavailability for work or study.  Including data on graduates with disability. View this article »

NCVER: Government-funded student outcomes 2015 This publication provides a summary of the outcomes of students who completed government-funded vocational education and training (VET) during 2014, with the data collected in mid-2015.Includes data on students with disability. View this article »

The Journal of Inclusive Practice in further and higher education 2016 - UK  This Journal contains papers from the NADP 2015 International Conference, topics covered include:  Universal Design for Learning, Transition to Employment, Perceptual talent and dyslexia, Developing a user-informed training package for a mentoring programme for people on the autism spectrum, Transition from secondary to higher education for students on the autistic spectrum, Transition to University for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum, Introducing the concepts of UDL into a BSc Nursing course, Language modification of exam papers for university students on the autism spectrum View this article »

Becoming a Mentor: The Impact of Training and the Experience of Mentoring University Students on the Autism Spectrum The aim of this inductive study was to understand the impact of peer mentor training on seven student mentors working with university students with an ASD.(Josette Hamilton, Gillian Stevens, Sonya Girdler) View this article »

PhD Study with a Disability, Chronic Illness or Learning Difficulty - UK This guide will help you if you’re considering a PhD, but worried that a pre-existing medical condition may make it more difficult. It contains information on applying for a PhD with a disability and advice for managing the day to day undertaking of your research project. View this article »

 Pathways13 Conference

The 13 bi-annual Pathways conference
Wednesday 30 November - Friday 2 December, 2016
Hotel Realm, Canberra.
The ATEND Pathways Conference is a bi-annual event organised by the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND). The conference brings together disability practitioners, NDCOs and a range of other professional, academic staff and students with disability to identify and remove barriers for people with disability participating in higher education and training.

Pathways 13 centres around the theme; Changes, Challenges and Choice – embracing the future. The Pathways 13 conference will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pathways in Australia. Exploring the past 25 years will enable us to look back since the first Pathways Conference in Geelong in 1991, and explore Changes in the field of higher education and training for people with disability and look forward to the Challenges and Choices of the future.   
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