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Teaching university students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD):
Practical Strategies for Success
 
photo of Kimberley McMahon-Coleman and book cover Presenter: Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman teaches in Learning Development at the University of Wollongong. She has a particular interest in developing the academic capacity of students with disabilities. With Dr Kim Draisma she has written Teaching University Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide to Developing Academic Capacity and Proficiency.  

In this webinar, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman will draw from their findings to offer insight on how to use person-centred approaches to assist students with: Interpreting assignment tasks; Understanding unwritten expectations and codes of conduct; Working around rigidity of thinking; Project planning; Self-monitoring and,  Multi-tasking.
When:  Tuesday 4 April, 2017.  1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
 
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New and under-used strategies for accessible graphics in higher education
 
presentation cover " new and underused strategies for accessible graphics in higher education"As part of a two year project, Leona Holloway's project team worked closely with vision impaired students in higher education, disability advisors, academics and accessible formats producers. They found evidence that vision impaired students are missing out on important information conveyed in graphics and that this is affecting their education experience and their choice of study and career paths. Through a series of pilot studies, they explored a wide range of strategies to improve this situation, with a strong focus on practical implementation.
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SAVE THE DATE

Inherent requirement symposium

The Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) is excited to announce: 
Toward a common understanding of best practice – inherent requirements in the post-secondary education symposium 

This one day event will be held on the 27th of June at RMIT in Melbourne.  More details in the coming weeks.

NEWS

National Guideline for ASD Diagnosis - Consultative Workshop Study
Developing a National Guideline for Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis in Australia - Consultative Workshop Study.  The aim of this project is to develop a National Guideline for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis in Australia. The goal is that this National Guideline would define a diagnostic process that is rigorous, accessible, client-centred, clinically acceptable, effective, efficient, and equitable for individuals being assessed for autism.
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Peer Mentoring Program for University Students on the Autism Spectrum
An Australian-first research project to evaluate and manualise a peer mentoring program, which aims to support young adults on the spectrum at university,  is now complete. The program, developed at Curtin University, is available to all Australian universities. 
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Disability Scholarship Program - Victoria
The Disability Scholarship Program aims to achieve a long-term increase in the number of qualified people with a disability employed across all areas and all levels of the public service.  The 2017 program will be offering a limited number of scholarships for people with a disability in Victoria. Applications close: 31 March 2017.
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Stepping Into - Winter 2017
AND’s Stepping Into program is a paid internship scheme that matches talented university students with disability with roles in leading Australian businesses.  For students, it's a chance to gain vital work experience during study. For businesses it's a talent pipeline that helps cultivate an inclusive and diverse workplace culture.  For Winter 2017 opportunities will be available in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin and more. Applications close: 7 April, 2017.
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Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund
The Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund is open for applications. The closing date for the Education Fund are every six months at the end of March and September each year.  Applications close on March 31st, 2017.
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Vision Australia: 2017 accessibility courses
Vision Australia one-day courses are designed to teach you the practical skills that will support you and your team to achieve the highest standards in accessibility and inclusion, in alignment with the Australian Government's Digital Service Standard.
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EVENTS

Independent Living Expo - Sydney
The ATSA Independent Living Expo will have over 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.  It is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers. When: 10 - 11 May, 2017.
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Independent Living Expo - Brisbane
The ATSA Independent Living Expo will have over 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.  It is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers. When: 24 May, 2017.
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Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Ed ConferenceThe Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education conference is an international conference open to researchers, practitioners, educators and students working in the higher education mental health space. When: 30 June - 1 July 2017.
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Conference: Disability Matters - New Zealand
The  2017 conference, Disability Matters: Making the Convention Real follows on from the highly successful 2011 Inaugural Disability Studies Conference, Every Body In.  The conference offers a forum for discussion of disability matters, with a particular focus on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). New Zealanders played a significant role in the development of this Convention – how are we doing now in terms of its implementation? When: 26 - 29 November, 2017.
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EPHEA Conference
Save the date for the 2017 EPHEA  - it will be hosted in Queensland by Griffith University, Southbank campus. Queensland. When: 20 - 23 November, 2017.
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ISANA and ANZSSA Conference
The combined ISANA International Education Association & Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association Conferences will take place on the Gold Coast, Queensland. When: 05-08 December, 2017 
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