Archive for January, 2013

Future Students!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) is part of the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and works with and alongside young people who have disabilities. As part of their advocacy work, they aim to make voices heard, as well as shift the way in which disability is viewed and understood in our culture. YDAS provides both individual and systemic advocacy, and has in the past held many events and workshops that address various issues faced young people with a disability.

One of their most recent projects has been to educate young people with disabilities on the support services available if they are thinking about moving out of home.

While we at the DLU will endeavour to keep you informed of future events such as these through the Some of Our Parts blog, we would like to invite all DLU students to browse through the YDAS site, and check out what events are happening throughout the year.

For the meantime, as the start of semester dawns upon us, classes clash and unclash, and sleep-ins become all that more precious, future Monash DLU students should watch ‘Tips for Tertiary’ – a 30 minute video by YDAS (includes closed captions), in which university and TAFE students share their individual experiences in tertiary education. The film covers the advice that current students with a disability would have loved to have had when they began their tertiary journey, as well as insights from professionals in the field of inclusive education and disability.

Disability Liaison Unit Student Survey 2012

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The Disability Liaison Unit (DLU)  Student Survey 2012 is now open! Your responses help inform service delivery and quality assurance processes within  the DLU.

Click here to complete the survey

Thank you to all students who completed the 2011 survey. Feedback is currently being collated and a response will be released by the end of 2012. Feedback relating to other areas of the University has been forwarded appropriately for consideration.

Make the move on campus in 2013!

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Applications for accommodation with Monash Residential Services in 2013 are now open.

Accessible rooms are available in Deakin Hall, South East Flats, Briggs Hall and Jackomos Halls. Each residence has a Residential Support Team living on site to provide care and support to all residents and assistance is available on arrival to help with orientation of the room and the communal facilities.

A variety of accessible options are available:

  • Single room with shared facilities
  • Apartment style – a single bedroom within an apartment sharing the kitchen, dining and bathroom with other residents in the apartment
  • Self-contained studio with ensuite bathroom, kitchenette and laundry all within the apartment

For more information and to discuss your options please contact

PEERS Program- call for participants and volunteers

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The PEERS program is an initiative that complements services provided by the DLU. The program matches students registered with the DLU with suitable student volunteers for regular meetings throughout semester.

PEERS volunteers can provide a wide range of assistance including accompanying students to social events, mobility and navigation around the campus and help seeking support from various Monash services. Volunteers are trained and supported by the Disability Liaison Unit.

If you are registered with the DLU and would be like to register your interest in being matched with a student volunteer please complete the expression of interest.

If you are interested in volunteering please complete the application form.We encourage students registered with the DLU to apply as volunteers to support other students.

Participants wanted for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Project

Monday, January 14th, 2013

La Trobe University is sponsoring a research projected titled Successful Transition to Post-Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who started the first year of a course at TAFE, College or University in Semester 1, 2012 and their parents/guardians are sought as participants.

Participation will involve a series of short, anonymous questionnaires online about the student’s background and their own, or their child’s, experience at TAFE, College or University. This will take about 20 minutes and links with be provided via email once you have registered your interest.

If you would like to participate, please contact Robin Giles by email, phone 0419 177 098, or see the attached flyer.

NOTE: participants in this project have the opportunity to enter a draw to win 1 of 2 $100.00 JB Hi-Fi vouchers (1 student, 1 parent voucher). This project has been granted approval Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering Human Ethics Committee, and complies with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans and with University guidelines on Ethics Approval for Research with Human Subjects.