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Health Conditions and Disabilities

Students with disabilities and health conditions add to the diversity of our University community. This broadens our understanding and appreciation for the contributions of each individual. Disability Services provides information and recommendations to staff, in order to support students in an accessible learning environment.

First Time Registering with Accessibility Services?

Students requiring adjustments for their study program must have their health professional complete the Access to Assistance for Students with Disabilities/Health Condition (PDF 90.3 KB) form before making an appointment. This form includes the Health Practitioner’s Report.

Please complete the online UTAS Accessibility Services Intake Form and upload the Health Practitioner’s Report.

***Please note that due to campus closures, all medical documentation must be submitted electronically. A scanned copy, or good quality photo can either be uploaded to UTAS Accessibility Services Intake Form or directly emailed to Disability.Services@utas.edu.au.*** 

If the information required is complete, the Student Wellbeing Officer will make contact with the student to progress an appointment with a Disability Advisor. This will be done via email and will include a link to the University Appointment Hub.

Questions

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Disability Services on 1800 817 675 or via email Disability.Services@utas.edu.au

USEP (UniSpecialist Employment Partnerships) is a partnership between the University of Tasmania, the National Disability Coordination Officer Program and Maxima to provide a specialist employment service for students with disability or an on-going health condition (inclusive of mental health).

This service is available to final year students, post-graduate and recent graduates. This service can help you to explore personalised career planning and how to improve your chances of getting you in front of employers. The UniSpecialist Employment Partnerships (USEP) are focused on graduate placements relevant to your area of study and career goals.

To book in to see one of our USEP consultants go to Appointment Hub (look for Disability Employment Support – USEP under Appointments). Appointments are available via phone or Skype as well as in person.

The University of Tasmania is partnering with the NeuroDiversity Hub - a dynamic virtual resource and community of practice - to help our students who are on the Autism Spectrum, have a Specific Learning Disability or ADHD.  to connect with employers that value diversity.

Neuro diversity is about thinking, communicating and behaving in ways that can be quite different to the general population. Sometimes this is viewed as a problem to fix or solve.  However, it’s about creating opportunities to release and support the potential that is often missed or blocked by the desire to ‘fix’.

Please take the time to explore the helpful resources and networks this hub offers - https://www.neurodiversityhub.org/home