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NDCO Perspective Matters episode 2/18
Enhancing the Links— May Podcast special.
This month I had the chance to attend Canberra to help out with the Enhancing the Links forum managed by my NSW colleagues. It was also a great chance to catch up on how the NDIS is impacting on some of the key pathway options for students with disabilities. In this episode I catch-up with NSW cross border commissioner James McTavish and Dalene George, Support teacher transitions from the NSW Department of Education. I have also included the key points from three of the key note speakers on the day; Paul Robertson planner and regional employment champion from the NDIA, Paul Musso from NDS and Frank Fogliati managing the ticket to work program in Canberra
You can access the audio via two ways by clicking on the following links.
NDCO Perspective matters podcast episode 1/18
Last year I experimented with a few podcasts just to get my head around the mechanics of producing this format.
I am glad to announce that I have started my 2018 campaign with the first episode of the year now available for listening. For our very first podcast of the year I caught up with Jess Bickham who is currently doing some student placement hours at Wodonga TAFE. Jess was born with Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as 'brittle bones' disease, and in this conversation we cover the impacts of that condition from early age right through to her current studies and aspirations. It was a great delight to catch up with Jess and get some insights into her journey through study and work. I really hope you enjoy the discussion as much as did in putting it together.
To listen to the program please note the following two available methods of listening:
Wangaratta Benalla Mansfield Network Services map July 2017
Please note the Wangaratta Benalla Mansfield Disability Services Network Map.
Each organisation has an embedded hyperlink to take you straight to that organisations most relevant home page.
To access the map please CLICK HERE
Dyslexia Assistive Tech overview video July 2017
During July 2017 I had the pleasure of presenting to the Albury Wodonga Dyslexia Support Group. Thanks again for everyone who attended.
As promised you can access the resource sheet by clicking here.
For those that couldn't make it -
I have put together a short video re the main presentation given on the night. I have posted this to You tube for easy access:
https://youtu.be/AKU7sIDf6DA or search 'Dyslexia Support Group video July 2017 '
Summary of the Diversity Field Officer Program
A joint program by Deakin University and Australian Federation of Disability Organisations.
The DFOS was developed as an employer engagement strategy to work directly with small and medium sized businesses to build ‘disability confidence’, as a result of research highlighting the ‘missing voice’ of businesses of this size, especially their experience, barriers and views of employing people with disability in Australia. The DFOS was piloted over 12 months commencing September 2015 with approximately 50 small to medium workplaces across over 15 industries in Geelong, a large regional centre in Victoria, Australia.
To check out the findings from the pilot check out the summary: click here
Pathway Options Guide Wangaratta April 2017
Pathway Options Guide Wangaratta April 2017 - click here
Across the Desk Podcast #3 Christian Agbazue
NDCO region 15 "Across the Desk" # 3 Christian Agbazue March 2017
This month I caught up with Christian Agbazue as my journey into the world of CALD education and employment continues via the "Across the Desk" podcast experiment. This twenty minute session explores the skilled migration process from the perspective of Christian who emigrated from Nigeria back in 2009. In this episode we cover some of the processes involved in the regional skilled migration journey and the unexpected path to employment.
Small apology for some sound quality issues on this one but worth hanging in there - this is what I would call an opportunistic sound grab when I met up with Christian in the gardens of La Trobe University. Big thanks to Christian for sharing his story and time.
To access the Audio Click here
Albury Wodonga & District Disability Sector NDIS & Me survey
As part of the Albury Wodonga and District Disability Sector Network, a survey was sent out through the community to help capture where potential participants level of understanding re the NDIS currently stood. With around 80 respondents there is some good context available for anyone involved in the NDIS rollout. In particular the additional comments captured. To access all the results - click here
Region 15 podcast number 2 Feb 2017
NDCO region 15 "Across the Desk" # 2 Kelly McGregor February 2017
This month I caught up with Kelly McGregor, Adult English Migrant Program teacher at Wodonga TAFE. This thirty minute session continues my investigation into the CALD further education and employment experience. In this months episode Kelly walks me through the process of arrival and initial integration into local communities undertaken by new arrivals. We also cover some of the demographics, common and not so common experiences. Big thanks to Kelly for given me her time and also sharing her valuable insights.
To access audio click here for download options.