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About CYDA

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is a not-for-profit community organisation. We are the peak organisation representing the rights and interests of young people with disability (aged 0-25) in Australia

We do this by:

Our vision

Children and young people with disability are valued and living empowered lives with equality of opportunity. 

Our purpose

To ensure governments, communities and families are empowering children and young people with disability to fully exercise their rights and aspirations.

Image: A young child using a wheelchair, laughing with a gummy smile, her head tilted to her left. The child is wearing long navy and white pyjamas and white socks.

People at CYDA

Board of Directors

Youth Council


A group of CYDA staff and Youth Council posed together in rows, all smiling for the camera. The man in front is lying on his side making the okay sign. There is signage with CYDA branding behind them.
CYDA staff and Youth Council at the 2023 National Disability Youth Summit.

Strategic plan

At CYDA, we pledge to:

Read our full Strategic Plan for 2020–2024 👉


CYDA’s Constitution sets out the rules that govern the organisation’s internal management and operations. 

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