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Daily Themes

Wednesday: Inclusivity / UDL / Inclusive Design
Thursday: Ingenuity + Inclusivity/Employment
Friday: Inclusivity / Mental Health + Commnunity Links

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Friday 7th December, 2018

8:15am - 9:00am


Foyer, First Floor, Novotel Manly

9:00am - 9:40am

Plenary Session 7

Room: The Grand Ballroom
Chair: Lloyd Gris

Understanding the national shortage of Auslan interpreters
Brent Phillips

9:40am - 10:20am

Plenary Session 8

Room: The Grand Ballroom
Chair: Jack Crane

Building trust: why students do not disclose disabilities at universities
Matthew Wilkinson

10:20am - 10:50am

Morning Tea and Exhibition


10:50am - 11:35am

Concurrent Session 21

Room: Ballroom A
Chair: Stephanie Palermo

'Working Out' mental health treatment
Hamish Fibbins

Concurrent Session 22

Room: Ballroom B
Chair: Tracy Hetherton

What happens when attachment issues create unhealthy dependence between a client or student and the professional support staff?
Berinda Karp

Concurrent Session 23

Room: The Meeting Room
Chair: Tina Edney

Collaboration for improved career development decisions for students with mental health conditions
Julie Rogan

11:35am - 11:45am


11:45am - 12:30pm

Keynote Address 3

Room: The Grand Ballroom
Chair: Michelle Kerr

Impact of Community
Tom Lobbe

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Conference wrap up and close


Gold Partner

WISE Employment

Interpreter Partner

Macquarie University

Bronze Partner

Northern Beaches Council

Name Badge and Lanyard Partner


Satchel Partner

Databee Business Systems

Keynote Session Partner

1. UTS

The University of Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Captioning Partner

AI Media

National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program

The Department of Education and Training

Disability and Carer Support Grant

Department of Social Services

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