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.
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.
CYDA welcomes Disability Royal Commission report, but calls for a more ambitious plan to end segregated education
Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) welcomes the release of the final report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
In light of the shocking findings presented by ABC Four Corners in their report ‘Careless’ last night, Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) calls for urgent reform to the NDIS and its Quality and Safeguards Commission.
CYDA calls for guarantee that children with disability will remain on NDIS until effective early childhood approaches are available for all
CYDA welcomes recent statements from NDIS Review Co-Chair Bruce Bonyhady advocating for additional supports for children and young people with disability.
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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