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Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education

Event Details
Webinar
7 April 2016 8:07 am

ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND), in partnership with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) are excited to be able to bring you a webinar titled Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education.

The webinar will be presented by Dr Ceridwen Owen, Senior Lecturer and Program Director (Architecture), in the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania. Dr Owen will discuss the design of the built environment and how this affects higher education students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), drawing on the results of a self-directed photography study undertaken by students at the University of Tasmania.

The webinar will highlight aspects of the built environment that are both barriers and enablers of inclusion in higher education and identify priorities for modification and future development of campus and learning environments. Dr Owen’s research was funded through the NCSEHE via the Centre’s 2015 Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants program. Her final report will be released here on the NCSEHE website in the lead up to World Autism Day 2016.

For more information, and to register, please visit the ADCET event page.

Posted 10 March 2016