Inside the Disability & Higher Education Report: Where’s UNSW?
In November, The National Union of Students (NUS), the Australian Law Students’ Association and the Australian Medical Students’ Association released a joint statement calling for an urgent reform of disabilities legislation and standards within the higher education sector. The report demonstrates significant concerns regarding the systemic neglect of disabled students and staff. Citing the changes…
Managing The “Disability” of Migraines
By Vanessa Liang Xuan It is ironic that when I fill in health declarations, I’m almost always able to declare a clean bill of health. But deep down, I know I’m far from it. I wouldn’t exactly put myself in the category of “disabled”, although my health records are more colourful than the average person.…
I Can’t Believe It’s 2017 & We’re Still Talking About Autism “Awareness”
By Alex Linker This year marks the tenth celebration of April as Autism Awareness Month. However, with 1 in 68 people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, most of us already know an autistic person. What we need is not for people to be aware that we exist – we have awareness. Rather, it’s time for…