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ADCET webinar: World Autism Acceptance Day – student panel

Event Details
Online Webinar
2 April 2020

During this webinar you will have the opportunity to hear directly from university and TAFE students on the autism spectrum.

The webinar will explore a number of key questions, including:

  • What are some of the challenges students face in their studies?
  • What helps a student succeed in their studies?; What support or assistance does the students university or TAFE provide?
  • What advice would a student give to others on the autism spectrum who are considering studying at university or TAFE?

The webinar is free to attend, it will be live captioned and recorded. The captioned video will then be made available on ADCET.


Debbie has been coordinating the Specialist Peer Mentoring Program (Speerment) since it’s inception in 2017. She was also the Project Officer responsible for compiling the resource: How to Transition to Tertiary Education: Helpful Hints for People with Autism Spectrum. Debbie is appreciative that a key part of her knowledge in this area has been informed by nearly a decade of experience as a mentor to someone on the Autism Spectrum.

Darlene McLennan has worked for over 30 years in the disability sector. Darlene has been the National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) for Northern Tasmania since 2005. The NDCO program works to ensure that people with disability have equitable opportunities to access, participate and achieve their goals in tertiary education and subsequent employment. Darlene also managers the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET).

For more information on the webinar and how to register please visit the ADCET website.

Posted 27 March 2020