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Doctors With Disabilities – Australia

July 5th, 2017 by smatts

Wow! This sounds good. Here is the spiel. Check it out for yourself at http://dwda.org.au.

“Hey,

Doctors with Disabilities Australia (DWDA) is a national advocacy body advocating for greater acceptance, access and inclusion for aspiring doctors, medical students and doctors with disabilities.

You can now Like Us DWDA on Facebook to keep update with all our advocacy events and exciting opportunities:

Here’s the link to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/DoctorsWithDisabilitiesAus/

Also, you can get in touch with us via our contact form on our website if you’d like to be apart of who we are or had any ideas.

Or if you knew of a student with a disability of any sort who is either studying medicine, has studied medicine or aspiring to, please get them to contact us and we will help them in whatever way we can.

Here’s the link to our contact us form:

Contact Us

Please spread the message across to students, friends and colleagues.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Jerusha

(Doctors with Disabilities – Team Member)”

VCs D&I Awards

June 30th, 2017 by smatts

 

Vice-Chancellor's Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2017. visit monash.edu/diversty-inclusion/awards.

Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2017. visit monash.edu/diversty-inclusion/awards.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards take place during Diversity and Inclusion Week (28 August – 1 September 2017). If you would like to put forward an event proposal for Diversity and Inclusion Week, please visit the website.

Please contact Whitney Etheve on 9905 9499 or whitney.etheve@monash.edu if you have any queries.

 

 

Women with Disabilities Victoria – Brenda Gabe Leadership Award

June 30th, 2017 by smatts

WDV invite nominations for the 2017 Biennial Brenda Gabe Leadership Award. This award recognises and rewards the contribution women with disabilities have made that is of direct benefit to women with disabilities, or to making a more inclusive community, in Victoria.

All award nominees are acknowledged and celebrated at our AGM in November 2017. The winner will receive $2,000 towards professional development, or a capacity building project. Thanks to Dr Helen Sykes, Director of Future Leaders, for supporting this award.

See information about the award, past nominees and recipients.

Contact Bridget Jolley at WDV: bridget.jolley@wdv.org.au  / 9286 7813.

Nominations close: 5pm, Monday 7th August 2017.

Kind regards,
Saphron Hastie
Academic Registrar
The Cairnmillar Institute

Saphron Hastie
Academic Registrar

saphron.hastie@cairnmillar.edu.au

993 Burke Road
Camberwell 3124
T: (03) 9813 3400
F: (03) 9882 9764

Success stories – PACE Mentoring

June 29th, 2017 by smatts

NADINE AND SHIRLEY’S STORY

Nadine Maroney is District Manager for ANZ bank in the ACT. Shirley Sjaputra, from Crace in the ACT was born profoundly deaf. She uses a cochlear implant and a hearing aid.Shirley describes her disability as being a barrier to employment because employers often feel unsure about what type of assistance she may require. “It can feel like a big struggle, I know that I am more than capable of doing many administration roles, but my lack of ability to hear makes companies believe that I am unable to do the job,” said Shirley. Shirley decided to participate in PACE as a way to develop her confidence in group meetings, help her to network effectively and gain experience in the financial services industry.  Read about Nadine and Shirley’s successful PACE Mentoring experience here.

PACE Mentoring is the Australian Network on Disability’s dynamic mentoring program designed to assist employers in engaging with students and jobseekers with disability.

Applications for the Spring cohort of PACE Mentoring are open all year round and students & job seekers can Apply Here. For more information about the program and eligibility requirements visit our website.

 

Title: Screenshot and Link to youtube video for PACE Mentoring

Advocacy support to negotiate the NDIS

June 29th, 2017 by smatts

Nine advocacy organisations in Victoria have been funded by the Department of Social Services to offer free support to participants who would like to challenge a decision made by the National Disability Insurance Agency. This includes those who have been denied access to participate in the NDIS. For more info see these links ….

 

NDIS appeals postcard PRINT VERSION

NDIS appeals support providers Victoria

Thanks to AMIDA for sending us this information.

Young people with disabilities and discrimination in public places research project

June 22nd, 2017 by smatts

Young people with disabilities will receive a $30 Coles Myer voucher for each interview in recognition of their time, and will be invited to provide feedback on written reports at a later date. The researcher (either myself or Cathy) are happy to travel to young people to attend the interview.

Thank you for your consideration of this and I look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions or would like any additional information!

Cheers,

Liz

Liz Gill-Atkinson  |  Research Assistant, PhD Candidate

Gender and Women’s Health Unit | Centre for Health Equity | Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

 

download: information flyer. Young people with disabilities and discrimination in public places.pdf

Oops – here is the link to the application form

June 20th, 2017 by smatts

Please complete the online application form to register your interest in becoming a DSS Peer Mentor.

now recruiting PEER MENTORS for semester 2

June 20th, 2017 by smatts

Are you interested in becoming a Mentor?

Disability Support Services is seeking volunteer student mentors as part of our Peer Mentor Program. Successful registered students who are willing to share their knowledge and experience are encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from mature-age students.

The program matches students with a student mentor who is also registered with Disability Support Services for regular meetings throughout semester. Mentors provide support, encouragement and information to their mentee to assist them successfully navigate university life. This could mean attending university social events together, referral to appropriate Monash services, navigation around campus or simply having a chat over coffee.

Mentors are trained and supported by the Disability Support Services. Participants will receive a Certificate of Appreciation at the end of semester (*a minimum of 6 mentor/mentee meetings is required to receive a certificate).

Why be a mentor?

Being a mentor can:

· Enhance your personal and professional development

· Add skills to your résumé to enhance employability

· Introduce you to new friends and social activities

· Increase your networking potential across the University

Peer mentors should:

· Be available to attend a 1 hour training and induction session

· Be able to meet with your mentee regularly for the duration of the semester (about once a week is recommended)

· Be able to provide the details of a referee upon request

· Have knowledge of Monash academic and social life

Please complete the online application form to register your interest in becoming a DSS Peer Mentor.

We will be in touch with further information before the beginning of semester. Participation in the program is obviously dependent upon finding a suitable student for you to be matched with.

If you have any questions about the program please contact Tom Perry on 03 9905 1354 or email thomas.perry@monash.edu .

great simple explanation of ASD for earthlings (etc.)

June 19th, 2017 by smatts

If you haven’t already, check this out!  …

The Story Behind 'Amazing Things Happen'

Two years of love and care went into creating this wonderful animation to raise understanding and acceptance of autism. Enjoy Amazing Things Happen.

Posted by Ai-Media on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Humans on the Autism Spectrum 2017: sharing the untold stories of Autism

April 6th, 2017 by smatts

Hi there!

This April, to mark Autism Awareness Month, the I CAN Network is revisiting Humans on the Autism Spectrum.

Humans on the Autism Spectrum aims to share the stories of people on the Autism Spectrum, and celebrate their individual strengths. Every day in April, we will share the story of a person on the Autism Spectrum on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.

We’ll be checking in with some of our incredible Humans from last year, and also introducing you to a few new faces. This year we’re focusing on stories of individuals on the Autism Spectrum overcoming adversity and proving people wrong.

The stories we are telling often go untold. Our stories are needed so that society can better understand how to embrace Autism, and create the inclusive society that we all deserve.

Here are three things that you can do to celebrate these stories and support us:

  • Invite your friends to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
  • Share our images on your page or in other groups, comment on the stories and tag your friends!
  • Consider making a regular donation to join our movement and help our mentoring programs reach more young people on the Autism Spectrum.

These simple steps will increase our impact in April and throughout the year.

We hope you enjoy sharing these stories with us.

Thanks,
The I CAN Team