Disclosure of disability presents a number of challenges and choices for people with a disability, particularly those participating in education and employment.

Disclosure: It’s A Personal Decision is a resource which provides substantial information about options and pathways that people with disabilities can use in disclosing their disability in post secondary education and employment environments.

The website provides substantial information about options and pathways that people with disabilities can use in disclosing their disability in post secondary education and employment environments. It also articulates the role and responsibilities of employers and educators in relation to disclosure.

 

About the National Disability Coordination Officer Programme

The NDCO Programme works strategically to assist people with disability access, and participate in tertiary education and subsequent employment, through a national network of regionally based NDCOs.

NDCOs work with stakeholders to reduce systemic barriers, facilitate smooth transitions, build links and coordinate services between the education, training and employment sectors.

NDCOs work with a wide range of stakeholders: people with disability and their families; schools; tertiary education and training providers; employment services; employers; community and disability services; and other Government programs.

Our objectives are:

  • Improved linkages between schools, universities, TAFEs, training providers and disability service providers so that they can work together to provide the best possible assistance for people with disability.
  • Improved transitions for people with disability into tertiary education and subsequent employment.
  • Increased participation by people with disability in tertiary education and employment.

The NDCO programme is Australia wide. Find your local NDCO.

 

This information was originally published on the website of the South Western and Western Sydney National Disability Coordination Officer Programme 2013-16, where you can find a lot more information about this program in Sydney and elsewhere across Australia.

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  1. Cool. In my experience it is better to disclose my disability to prevent mis understanding and confusion.

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