Tertiary Transition Stories
The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program has testimonials from students with a range of disabilities who have participated in tertiary education.
To listen to the stories in full please go to the following images.
Tertiary Transitions from people with Asperger’s Syndrome
Professional Development Centre – Deborah Cameron
These stories share the experiences of individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism who have successfully made the transition into further education.
The transition experiences have been prepared through a series of consultations and are either in the format of direct interview or are presented as a monologue. These experiences are drawn from real life encounters during transition from school into tertiary education with an aim of informing others in preparing for a more successful transition experience.
Tertiary Transition experiences from people with Acquired Brain Injury
Kevin Heinze Garden Centre – Chris Reed
This collection shares the experiences of 12 individuals with Acquired Brain Injury who have successfully engaged in tertiary study. It is hoped that the stories will assist individuals with ABI, parents and professionals alike in the significant transition into tertiary studies. This collection focuses on the ability that the human condition has to Adapt to change, Build and develop new skills and in turn, Inspire others along the journey.
Tertiary Transitions from people with Learning Disabilities
Swinburne University of Technology Learning Disabilities Project.
This collection shares the experiences of 11 individuals with learning disabilities who have successfully made the transition into further education. The aim of this collection is to inform, impress and inspire professionals, parents and students to grasp the nettle.
Understanding Mental Health Conditions
RMIT University – Jenny Shaw
It is understood that 20% of adults will suffer from a mental health condition at some point in their lifespan. The most common mental health conditions include anxiety, depression and substance use disorder with psychotic disorders such as bipolar or schizophrenia being much less common.
This collection shares the experiences of 8 individuals with mental health conditions who have successfully made the transition into further education. The aim of this collection is to inform, impress and inspire professionals, parents and students in the journey of further learning.