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News and Updates to assist people with disability towards further education and employment and inform educators, service providers, parents and carers.
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6 Must Watch TED Talks on Autism via @Medkh9

6 Must Watch TED Talks on Autism via @Medkh9 | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it

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Here Is A Great Educational Tool for Digital Curation via @medkh9 

Here Is A Great Educational Tool for Digital Curation via @medkh9  | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it

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Yarn Safe

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Yarnsafe is a campaign by headspace to reach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. Yarnsafe is a place where there is no shame in talking it out.
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My Big Tomorrow - My Big Tomorrow

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The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle has launched a new website My Big Tomorrow – The website that profiles over 90 different career choices to encourage kids to dream big about their future and the steps they can take to get there.

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Get Ready for Study and Work

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The National Disability Coordination Officer Program at UWS has launched a total update and revamp of the popular Get Ready for Study and Work student workbook.  The workbook is based on ten top tips for young people with disability and contains information, contacts and activities to help students make a successful transition from school into tertiary study, work or post school programs. It is relevant for students with disability across Australia and contains specific information and links for each state or territory.

You can find the workbook here: www.uws.edu.au/ndco/getreadytoptips

The updated workbook features:

  • A brand new look and capacity to be completed electronically
    • Fully updated content including a new section on inherent requirements, new case studies, and additional content on Registered Training Organisations, reasonable adjustments, the National Disability Insurance Scheme and online resources and tools
    • Comprehensive glossary and useful links section
    • Updated activities

Early feedback on the revamped workbook:

“Looks fabulous to me. A comprehensive resource that I believe will be of great benefit to students.”

“Just love all the additions, improvements on an already great resource.”

The UWS NDCO Program welcomes your feedback on the new resource, and would love to hear how you are using it. Email ndco@uws.edu.au or find additional contact information at www.uws.edu.au/ndco  

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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The Guide | Accessible Mental Health Services for people with an intellectual disability

The Guide | Accessible Mental Health Services for people with an intellectual disability | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it

The Guide is a national framework of understanding and action for frontline mental health service providers with respect to people with an intellectual disability. It provides an overview of intellectual disability mental health, why accessible services are important, the principles that should guide service delivery, practical strategies for inclusive and accessible services, and the implications for the service system. The Guide was developed in consultation with key national stakeholders, and was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.


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People with an intellectual disability experience mental ill health at a rate which far exceeds that of the general population. The Guide is a national framework of understanding and action for frontline mental health service providers with respect to people with an intellectual disability.

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 6:51 PM

People with an intellectual disability experience mental ill health at a rate which far exceeds that of the general population. The Guide is a national framework of understanding and action for frontline mental health service providers with respect to people with an intellectual disability.

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About Every Moment Has Potential

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A new resource/training module for disability support workers is now available:

 

Every Moment Has Potential is an online learning resource developed specifically for disability support workers. 

The resource provides an introduction to Person Centred Active Support - a way of working that enables everyone, no matter what their level of intellectual or physical disability, to make choices and participate in meaningful activities and social relationships.

 

This online learning resource was funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry. It is a collaboration between Greystanes Disability Services and the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University. It was developed with input from a wide range of stakeholders, including Western Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW and an Industry Reference Group and Steering Committee.

Julie Irwin - National Disability Coordination Officer: Eastern & Central Queensland's insight:

A tremendous resource in delivering Person Centred Active Support to people with disability! 

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Think differently about Technology and Collaboration

Think differently about Technology and Collaboration | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it
Advances in technology certainly help educators bring new resources and methods of teaching to their classrooms. In fact, I’d venture a guess that it is because of these new tech tools that we have really looked at changing the way we teach and how students can learn. This is evident by the use of SMART […

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Julie Irwin - National Disability Coordination Officer: Eastern & Central Queensland's insight:

A great article - and an amazing 'feel good' video - a must see!!!

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 16, 2015 12:57 AM

Although, I keep repeating that it is not just the technology that matters, but also the person who uses it that makes a change to pedagogy, people keep thinking that technology alone can make a difference! Used properly, and in proper hands, technology can and does make a big difference. Need I say that technology removes the clutter from pedagogy if used judiciously and planned ahead of time.Having wifi, a projector, a white board to back up as a projection screen, and carrying a laptop or a tablet does  make a big difference to the effectiveness in our teaching strategies. My suggestion to educationists interested in innovation in pedagogy through technology would be that they should develop their own instructional modules. The best way they could do this is to put in the use of technology in their lesson plans, and to embed resources within their Daily lesson plans. If you intend to use technology in your classroom, then plan for it so that it becomes a means to an end and not the end itself!

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How Empathy Can Make Us Better Innovators

How Empathy Can Make Us Better Innovators | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it

The ultimate purpose of innovation is to make our lives easier by transforming the way we do things (taking a taxi, flying to another country, fighting a disease, providing economic opportunities, etc.).

 

In order to achieve this transformation, it is necessary to understand what the potential users of those innovations need, feel and want. Daniel Goleman says that “a prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain”.

 

These are some ideas on how to build our empathy:

  1. Be curious about people:..
  2. Be open-minded and avoid judgments:...
  3. Give credit...
  4. Cultivate and nurture empathy...

 

 

Enrique Rubio

 


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Here Is A Great Educational Tool for Digital Curation via @medkh9 

Here Is A Great Educational Tool for Digital Curation via @medkh9  | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it

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The Disability Standards for Education and You: A practical guide for individuals, families and communities | Disability Standards for Education

The Disability Standards for Education and You: A practical guide for individuals, families and communities | Disability Standards for Education | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it
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Google Putting Up Millions For Disability Initiative

Google Putting Up Millions For Disability Initiative | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it
Google is looking to address the needs of a billion people with disabilities worldwide and it's putting big bucks behind the effort.
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Future directions || NDCO Tasmania

Future directions || NDCO Tasmania | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it

The NDCO Tasmanian Program in partnership with Autism Tasmanian and ATEND Tasmanian state committee are excited to bring you a forum that will identify how to improve the journey into further education and employment for people on the autism spectrum.


Future directions – exploring the opportunities for success in further education and employment for people on the autism spectrum.

Hear from a broad range of professional speakers with different experiences and viewpoints on how people on the autism spectrum can successfully navigate the journey into further education and employment.

16th of June 2015 10.30 am to 4.30 pm registration desk open at 10am

Derwent Entertainment Centre Hobart Tasmania

Morning, afternoon tea and lunch provided

Some of the Presenters:

Chris Varney; Director of the I Can Network 

I Can is a movement dedicated to driving a rethink of the Autism Spectrum among young people and the community, away from ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I Can’.

 

Dr Marita Falkmer; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC) and Curtin University.

Marita will be exploring why the transition into higher education may be specifically difficult for students living with autism

             

Jeanette Purkis; is an author, public speaker and Autism advocate who has a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and atypical schizophrenia. Jeanette will present a positive and empowering view of how people on the Autism spectrum can participate and succeed in employment

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5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders

5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it
Great leaders separate themselves from the pack in distinct ways. Here are five of them!

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Chinni Kumar's comment, March 25, 2015 4:44 AM
thanks for the article
Chantal M. Simonelli's curator insight, March 25, 2015 12:20 PM

I would add that they maintain their cool and are gracious under pressure, are good communicators, have integrity and are compassionate! 

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Gold Coast leads Australia in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder research

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome was identified in the 1970s, and it refers to the various disorders that can occur when a pregnant woman drinks alcohol - such as low birth weight, distinctive facial features,  heart defects, behavioural problems and intellectual disability. Here on the Gold Coast, we have Australia's only diagnostic team in the area of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Dr Doug Shelton is the Director of Children's Health at Gold Coast Health, and he spoke with Nicole Dyer...


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FASD - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder is not a widely known disability in Australia.   It affects learning, memory and communication.  FASD is 100% preventable however, education and awareness has been extremely limited in Australia until now.  It is absolutely wonderful to finally have a team at the Gold Coast who  have been trained in  - Vancouver - the world leader in the identification and treatment of FASD.

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Media release: Australian first employment model for people with Autism

Media release: Australian first employment model for people with Autism | Aim High - Be Informed - It's Your Future! | Scoop.it
Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Human Services –  In an Australian-first 11 people with Autism Spectrum Disorder have begun traineeships designed to harness their unique abilities at the Department of Human Services in Adelaide.

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Julie Irwin - National Disability Coordination Officer: Eastern & Central Queensland's insight:

Great to see the innovative Dandelion Program in Adelaide up and running.  Collaboration, partnerships and innovative thinking is certainly at work here.  It would be excellent to see this type of program operating in Queensland..... 

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