Episode 49 with Darlene McLennan from ADCET
To wrap up higher education month Dear Dyslexic has interviewed Darlene McLennan, Manager of the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) and the National Disability Coordination Officer for Tasmania. Both of which are hosted by the University of Tasmania. ADCET is a national resource that aims to promote discussion, disseminate information, and advice that informs educators, disability practitioners and students with disability on inclusive education, teaching and support within Australia’s Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Darlene also manages the Disability Awareness e-Learning website, which houses e-Learning modules that aim to build awareness and increase understanding around disability. Over 20,000 people have undertaken one or more of the modules. Darlene has led in the development of several significant national resources that support the success of students with disability in tertiary education, including an E-Learning resource ‘Supporting students with disability in VET’, NDIS preplanning toolkit, and ‘How to Transition to Tertiary study for students on the autism spectrum. Darlene has nearly 40 years of experience working in the disability sector, of which 17 years are within the tertiary disability sector.
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