Have your say
Amplifying the voice of children and young people
CYDA has the mandate to advocate for children and young people with disability living in Australia and undertakes to listen and respond to their voices and experiences. There are a number of ways to connect and share your experiences with us.
CYDA regularly consults with our members through surveys, focus groups, working groups and consultation forums.
The latest opportunities to have your say are below.
Measuring child outcomes in disability servicesScope are inviting carers of children and young people (aged 0-14 years) to help test an outcomes survey. The survey asks carers to think about a disability service or support the child has accessed, and then complete some questions about how that service or support has impacted different areas of the child’s life. Taking part involves the carer completing the survey online. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. The survey is now open. For more information and to complete the survey, click this link.
Disability GatewayThe Australian Government wants to hear from you. Help us improve the service by visiting the new pilot Disability Gateway website and provide feedback on your experience with the service.
YACVic ‘A Seat at the Table’YACVic is supporting young people to meet with MPs to discuss your experiences of COVID-19. YACVic is looking for young people aged 12–25 who are interested in having their voice heard and making sure the Victorian Government makes the right decisions for young people!
National Disability Strategy Stage 2 ConsultationsThe Department of Social Services is now undertaking the second stage of consultations on the new Strategy and are asking feedback on governments’ proposals for the next Strategy, as set out in the National Disability Strategy position paper.
Consultations close: 31 October 2020
Direct from young people – share your story!
The DRC is holding hearings between now and the end of the year. Voices of people with disability should be prioritised during these hearings and PwDA will be publishing a series of guest blogs in the lead up to each hearing. If you want to share your thoughts, feelings or experiences check out the link.
Talk to us on Twitter
Twitter is where news is broken, links are shared and memes are born. Unlike Facebook, Twitter is public by default. Tweets can contain links, photos, GIFs or videos. But if you're tweeting text with us, you're limited to 280 characters.
Follow us on Facebook
Facebook is a great platform for CYDA to reach a mass of children and young people with disability and their families. It is also a good way to connect and communicate with our members and stakeholders.
Connect with us on Instagram
At CYDA we leverage Instagram to share our vision and goals, advocate for support, profile our members and show the impact of our work, using one of the most visceral and powerful mediums possible: visual media.
Attend our events
Many of our events are shown in Eventbrite. Register here and follow us on Eventbrite to keep up to date on events
You can contact us by phone or email to provide information or if you have an enquiry.
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