NDCO Newsletter Victoria2020-05-28T07:33:08+00:00


NDCO Newsletter Victoria 


Welcome to the first edition of the NDCO program newsletter for Victoria. If you would like information about special projects, networks and professional development opportunities in relation to education, training & employment for people with disability please contact the NDCO in your region.


Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – frequently asked questions

In this section: Staff Support, Student Support, Webinars, Other useful linksADCET understands that COVID-19 and the evolving impact on our Australian and global communities presents unique challenges for disability practitioners in tertiary education. We have created this dedicated COVID-19 page to provide you with up to date information, tips and emerging practices from across the sector to support your wellbeing and the way you deliver support to your students and colleagues during this time.



Free Webinar Replay: Apps, Extensions, and Tech Tools for ADHD Brains: A Learning Guide

In this hour-long-webinar-on-demand, learn the most popular and effective technology tools for students with ADHD, with Janet DeSenzo.



Association for Children with Disability (ACD)

ACD have a new fact sheet which explains SSGs, reasonable adjustments and how to get the best result for your child.

Student Support Group meetings and reasonable adjustments during COVID-19 page

Student Support Group meetings and reasonable adjustments during COVID-19m FACT Sheet _PDF


Professional Practice

The impact of ‘learning at home’ on the  educational outcomes of  vulnerable children in the  COVID-19 pandemic.

Catherine Drane¹, Lynette Vernon² and Sarah O’Shea¹

This review provides an overview of current approaches to managing school closures as well as recent literature related to young people learning “outside of school”. A range of material has been drawn upon to both highlight the educational issues of this learning context, as well as the psychosocial and emotional repercussions. This summary literature review combines research on technology and learning, online learning and distance learning with very recent analysis of the educational impacts of COVID-19.



ADCET-Transition to Higher Education for Autistic Students

ADCET was joined by Alison Nuske for this webinar.  Alison provided an overview of a recent systematic literature review exploring the experiences of transition to higher education for autistic students, as reported by autistic students and family members of autistic students. Alison discussed the findings of this review and their implications for future practice in university settings to improve the first-year experiences of autistic students in higher education.



ADCET Article – Reasonable Adjustments for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Healthcare Students

The healthcare field is sometimes seen as inaccessible for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. However, there are a number of technological and practical adjustments that can overcome issues of listening and communication.