Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Freney Inspires Them

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Freney Inspires Them

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HELEN SANDSTROM

news@northernstar.com.au

OPPORTUNITY knocked for the dozens of people with disabilities who gathered for yesterday's Come As U Are celebrations at Southern Cross University.

The event, coinciding with the International Day of People with Disability, offered people with disabilities information on ways to enter university study or the workforce.

Shelley Odewahn, SCU's student disability project officer, said the event was about breaking down barriers to education and employment for local people with disabilities.

aUniversity is often seen as a barrier for people with disabilities. This event is about opening up and letting people know there are services available,a Ms Odewahn said.

aWe invited community groups such as On Track to explain how they can work with students so they stay focused and engaged with their university study.a

She said SCU makes adjustments for students with disabilities so their opportunities are on a par with other students'. …

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