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Children and Young People with Disability Australia

Promoting equal opportunity and full inclusion for children and young people with disability (0-25 years) across Australia. 

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Disability Royal Commission Updates and Response

Disability Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – also called the Disability Royal Commission – started in 2019.

On 29 September 2023, the Final Report was made available to the public. Click below to learn more about what the Royal Commission findings and recommendations will mean for children and young people with disability.

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The DREAM (Disability Representation Employment & Accessibility Mission) Network is for:

Young people with disability looking for leadership and career opportunities.

Employers with an interest in learning about, or providing, accessible employment.

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Top 14 children’s picture books on diversity and inclusion, as reviewed by young people with disability.

Reviews are for teachers, schools, families and caregivers who want to talk to young children about diversity and inclusion.

Statement on the Referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament

CYDA has accepted the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We turn to the leadership of the First Peoples Disability Network as the peak body for First Peoples with disability and stand with them in supporting a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution. We strongly encourage individuals to exercise their right to vote in the Referendum and to seek out accurate information to inform their decision.

An important part of the work we do at CYDA is making submissions to government and policy makers. In our submissions, we make recommendations for changes to uphold the rights, and improve the wellbeing, of children and young people with disability.

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