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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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Know your rights!

CYDA has been working with the Australian Government to develop a series of resources to help students with disability, their families and caregivers understand their rights in the education system.

The resources were co-designed by young people with disability and their families and are available in Easy Read, Auslan and community languages.

Celebrating inclusive children's books!

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

A fantastic resource for teachers, schools, families and caregivers who want to talk to young children about diversity and inclusion.

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Join the Network!

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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CYDA and the Disability Royal Commission

The Disability Royal Commission into violence, abuse neglect and exploitation of disabled people has released it’s final report.

CYDA calls for an end to segregated education and employment, and the elimination of all restrictive practices against children and young people with disability.

CYDA and the NDIS Review

CYDA has been working with the NDIS Review to make sure the needs and interests of children and young people with disability are represented in reforms. The full list of recommendations from the NDIS review has now been released!

CYDA Media Release.

The Early Years Strategy must be inclusive of all

The Early Years Strategy, recently released by the government, will shape our children’s lives and development for the next 10 years and beyond. For it to be truly successful, it must include every child, including those with disability and developmental delay.

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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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The Platform is our newsletter for young people with disability, featuring interviews, opportunities and news on the issues that matter to you!

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Since June 2023, we have ...



co-design sessions with young people with disability



submissions to government 



new participants in our projects and programs

partnered with


organisations on initiatives that benefit our community