supporting neurodiversity in higher education
Autism Day Program
Two days per week for three years. Transition out of school, to a tertiary campus, then out of tertiary and into work.
Weekly Business or Arts Studies are based on key foundation concepts. These are highly modified, visual presentations with choices and simple activities.
Current affairs and entertainment presentations and quizzes are delivered in a lecture theatre and answers are chosen from an app on their iPads.
Passion projects are developed with each young adult base don their interests. They work on these with support workers.
One of the key features of inclusion is eating lunch with other students at the campus. The dining areas are well-used by students and represent a good opportunity to mingle. Participants eat at the café or bring lunch and eat in the dining area.
Afternoon games of UNO and puzzles are enjoyed together by the young adults.
The young adults experience group therapy every week:
There are also fortnightly art classes or Tae Kwon Do.
Centre for Inclusive Supports Inc.
Uni Life was established in 2021 as a research project at Griffith University in the interdisciplinary beacon - Reimagining Disability: Creating Inclusive Futures. The Uni Life program remains an active research project.
The Centre for Inclusive Supports Inc. was formed to operate the day to day running of Uni Life. The association was founded by parents, disability workers, therapists, and educators who had experienced neurodiversity at home and at work. It is now a registered charity.
The Centre for Inclusive Supports Inc. is a not-for-profit incorporated association. It is a social enterprise, an organisation that operates for the good of society. The Association is directly impacting two of the world's Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 4 Quality Education and Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities. You can read more about them here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals